For those of you who don’t know, Shaun the Sheep is a stop motion animation by the makers of Wallace and Gromit. If you don’t know who Wallace and Gromit are, I despair of you.
Anyway, one of the things that I missed before moving back to the UK was Shaun in the City. Just like the hearts in San Francisco, London and Bristol had various Shauns decorated by artists and located around the city in a Shaun hunt. There was even an app to help you document finding the various Shauns. There were a total of 120, 50 in London and 70 in Bristol.
The Shauns are going to be sold and the money given to 2 children’s hospitals.
For a few days, the 120 Shauns were in London’s Covent Garden.
My sister and a friend wanted to go and get the Shaun’s that they’d missed and i tagged along with them. Everything starts out great. We meet at Leicester Sq tube and go and have lunch. Then we spend about an hour looking for a shop in Chinatown that sells scarves. It takes us about an hour to find the shop and about another 45 minutes to pick out the scarves.
Then we toddle on over to Covent Garden.
120 doesn’t sound like a large number. It is, especially when my sister and friend want to take a photo of each one. Did I save photo? No, it’s more like 4-6 photos of each one. We are there for almost 2 hours. I’m not even sure if we saw all 120, I think we did as we stopped finding new ones.
Even I got in on the act and photographed a couple. Just for you my faithful reader.
Here they are.