Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Hand on the Tiller

In a May of uncertain weather this rainbow tiller brightens up the canal-side perhaps waiting for its trip along the water when the helmsman manoeuvres it to provide leverage in the form of torque to turn the rudder. Staying with the nautical theme I'll take you to London's Trafalgar Square
where Nelson's Column has a new companion, yes its Shaun the Sheep turned out with a tricorne hat just like the one Admiral Nelson is wearing. Are you ready for your close up Shaun?
Here is Nelson Shaun with his decorations and, as we are in Trafalgar Square, there is a pigeon included. I'd forgotten hearing there was a temporary Shaun the Sheep Art Trail in London otherwise I'd have downloaded the app and driven my companion to distraction by tracking some of  them down. As it was I found another two by accident  but there are 50 across the city.  They have been created by artists, designers and celebrities and will be there until the end of May when the show moves on to the home of Aardman Animations, Bristol, where a further flock of 70 will appear.  Eventually they will be auctioned off to raise money for two children's charities. See more Shaun in the City here   (and that app).

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at T here


Berowne said...

Enjoyable post; thanks for sharing.

Trubes said...

Love the striped Tiller, I thought we were going for a
trip down the canal, then we ended up with Sean the Sheep
in Trafalgar Square, Terrific!
Good post!

best wishes,
ABCW team.

Hildred said...

Fabulous and fun idea! Is Nelson looking down his nose at this precocious sheep?

Roger Owen Green said...

an eclectic grouping!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Is Trafalger square where all the pigoens are?