Photographer's Note

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

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ally Theanlyn (shevchenko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2575 W: 64 N: 4774] (20560)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-12-17
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/3.2, 1/100 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2011-12-22 18:14
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