Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Grand Few Days Out

Gromit 5 ("Golden Gromit")
Gromit Unleashed
Although I don't live in Bristol any more I am back there every now and then, and this summer Bristol is home to 80 Gromit Statues as part of Gromit Unleashed.

Like Wow! Gorillas back in 2011 I've been steadily collecting photos of the Gromits on my visits to Bristol (assisted by my Dahon Speed P8).

Visit my Facebook Album to see my progress. Or view the iCloud photo stream.

So far I've photographed 68 out of 80, and I've got a couple of weeks to try and get the remaining ones, although I'll probably only manage to get 7 or 8 of them as the rest are too out of the way for casual visitors. (One of them is in Paddington Station in London!)

But they will all be in Bristol at the RWA from 18th to 22nd September for one final showing before being auctioned off, so there's a chance to mop up any stragglers.

Update 4th September 2013: I've collected 76 out of 80. The ones I have left are:

  • #77 "Bristol Bulldog", Bristol Airport, Lulsgate Bottom.
  • #78 "The Secret Garden", Lye Cross Farm, Lye Cross.
  • #79 "aMazing Gromit", Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar.
  • #80 "Gromit", Paddington Station, London.
None of which are conveniently located to be collected in the next few days, so I'll see them at the RWA, or not at all.