The worldtour of United Buddy Bears is recently arrived to Malaysia, the bears are now exhibiting in front of the Pavilion Shopping Mall. I just like this comics bear from Moldova, all other bears are beautiful too.
Buddy Bears are a series of painted, life-size fibreglass bear sculptures originally developed in Berlin, Germany. The first Buddy Bear was created by the German businesspeople Klaus and Eva Herlitz, in cooperation with the sculptor Roman Strobl in 2001.
The two concepts Buddy Bear and United Buddy Bears stand for two very different types of activity. The Buddy Bears are an urban event, comparable to other events with a great diversity of animal sculptures that bring new life into many city centres. The United Buddy Bears, however, are primarily about their message - a message of peace, international understanding and tolerance among the nations, cultures and religions of this world.
The United Buddy Bears are an international art exhibition with more than 140 two metre tall fibreglass bears. Under the motto: We have to get to know each other better, it makes us understand one another better, trust each other more, and live together more peacefully more than 140 countries acknowledged by the United Nations are represented, promoting tolerance, international understanding and the great concept of different nations and cultures living in peace and harmony. The bears stand hand in hand in a peaceful circle.
One important prerequisite for this international unifying project is to choose artists from the individual countries — for the circle to reflect the diversity of the cultures of one world. The observer learns about the culture, the history, the people and the landscape of the individual countries — large or small. Hence the United Buddy Bears circle has become a platform for even the smallest and poorest countries which frequently remain unnoticed. Suddenly, they are equal to larger and often rich nations.
Source / More Informations : Wikipedia
* Merry Christmas dear friends. *
Workshop Photo 1 : Another Bear
Workshop Photo 2 : Another Photo
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pajaran (65030) 2011-12-22 23:46
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst, o medvedu i dogadjaju ...
Lepa skulptura medveda.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama i fotografijom.
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici, moje cestitke.
Srecno druzenje ...
Imajte lep dan i vreme.
Very interesting and good, about a bear and event ...
Beautiful sculpture of a bear.
Severity Good shot, nice contrast and color display and a photo.
Good work with some nice pictures at the workshop, my congratulations.
Good luck socializing ...
Have a nice day and time.
All the best.
Graal (103038) 2011-12-23 0:11
amazing bear, nice decorative silhuette and interesting fountain in BG also. I like other bears in WS, too. Good photowork.
Have a nice day.
kordinator (22017) 2011-12-23 0:52
I like colors and motive in this your nice composition.
Clarity is perfect,light too.
kato (11630) 2011-12-23 5:24
You're capturing well this United Buddy Bears by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see a gift from Moldova. It's a funny shape a little. It's interesting that the place of the country is drawn on the belly and some
comics are drawn on the green body. And, the fountain in behind gives additional good effect, too.
pierrefonds (70411) 2011-12-23 5:35
The subject is well framed. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the United Buddy Bears. The late afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
pally3100 (3413) 2011-12-23 6:59
a very nice shoot just in time for the hollydays ,
A very merry christmas to you and your familly
from Belgium without christmas snoow this year(at this time) Henri
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-12-23 8:05
Ola Ally ,
Lindo este urso com esta textura com estes bonecos , gostei muito das cores e do grafismo , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
rodgerg (55767) 2011-12-23 9:19
Very unusula and especillay very sympatic shot with the beautiful green colors which arise very well? Efficience framing nad details well collected.
adramad (48942) 2011-12-23 12:04
Wonderful and charming image with this nice bear, a very nice way to wish Merry Christmas.
His superb colorful, sympathetic with the drawings make it really great. I love it.
A perfect realization in sharpness, brightness and color .... Fantastic.
I wish you a very Merry Christmas.
ChrisJ (117201) 2011-12-26 6:27
Lol at the cartoon bear juxtapositioned against the neutral bg of the water fountain. Vivid color saturation with very good sharpness. Seems to be price-tag theme in the artwork. Tfs & have a wonderful New Year!
sacimar (28317) 2011-12-26 7:13
this is a lovely bear,I like the art work and the image, colors are vivid and you chose a good frame, it's an interesting image,
dip (23890) 2011-12-26 9:07
beautiful,colorful and funny picture,
lousat (96682) 2011-12-27 1:26
Hi Ally,this is one of the most funny and original Christmas postcard,great idea and a lot of a colors,very impressives details,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,LUCIANO
papagolf21 (107955) 2011-12-27 3:27
Bonjour, chère Ally,
Voilà un ours fort original transformé en bandes dessinées !
Il attire l'oeil avec sa couleur voyante.
Très bonne réalisation.
Je te souhaite d'excellentes fêtes de fin d'année.
Bravo pour la photo en atelier !
jlbrthnn (76039) 2011-12-27 6:27
This artistic work is remarkable and funny. The framing is skillful, and I like seeing the animation behind the fountain. It is the beautiful cheerful photo which suits in this period of the end of year. Excellent quality. Bravo.
Have has Nice day.
Urs (14082) 2011-12-27 7:59
Lovely shot of a bear, I really like it, it is so cute and special, in particular the choice of colour, green. An excellent POV with vibrant colour hues and sharpness. Well done
sacavem (18620) 2011-12-27 9:50
Very grateful for his words, comment and congratulations on my 5th year in TE...
In Europe and in my country (Portugal) also existed a similar exposure, but with cows. Here some photos appeared on the trek.Lots of fun these street actions, joy, color and message.
Thanks for this wonderful shot.
All the best and a Happy and Healthy New Year 2012,
gunbud (34066) 2011-12-29 7:49
Splendid capture of this colorful Buddy Bear with the compelling fountains making a special back drop for this richly detailed image.
Happy New Year,
skippy007 (12510) 2011-12-29 18:28
So many bears Ally, This one well captured, very colourful & really stands out against an almost grey BG. Beautiful image, Thank you for your good wishes, I trust you had a good Christmas, I wish you a happy new year (when is Chinese new year?)
jmdias (67899) 2011-12-30 1:05
curious background looks like you had made it in black and white but we can see some colors there too. very nice details of the drawings in the bear. good job with light,
s_lush (16600) 2012-01-02 7:08
I like the idea of this tour very much. As your photo and photos in Wikipedia show, the bears are very artistically painted and represent their countries very nicely. This one from our neighboring Moldova is highly colorful, aesthetic and informative. You have captured it with excellent composition and perfect quality. Very well done!
Didi (60590) 2012-01-13 10:01
Nice green bear, very good sharp Contrasted picture.
Best wishes for the new year
delpeoples (59684) 2012-02-05 3:53
Hallo dear Ally, selamat datang
What a great photograph of these marvellous Buddy Bears. I saw them for myself on New Years Eve, at the end of Bukit Bintang, right? The Pavillion was impressive too. What a great concept to unite the world through art. Excellent light, sharpness and definition. So beautiful and a great photo job.
danos (102474) 2012-02-19 0:30
i can say that it is the first time i see and hear the existence of the United Buddy Bears festival, that looks like as the other of 'cow parade' coming from France,and was in Athens six years ago.Never mind, is a good and colourful construction with the complementary photos to complete perfect the knowledge about it.