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St. Paul, Minnesota 2000: Snoopy

In the summer of 2000, there were 75 Snoopy sculptures on display in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since we never made it up to Chicago to see their famous cow statues, this was the first time we had seen an art exhibit like this.

 

Toronto, Ontario 2000: Moose

Like St. Paul, Toronto had dozens of sculptures on display that fall, featuring moose instead of Snoopy.

 

Berlin, Germany 2002: Bears

Berlin, Germany featured statues of bears in the summer of 2002. There were dozens representing countries around the world, arranged in a circle near the Brandenburg Gate. Bears of different designs were scattered throughout the city. The Statue of Liberty bear on the middle picture represented the United States of America. Our favorite, Cheese Bear, stood on the Kurfurstendamm.

 

St. Paul, Minnesota 2002: Lucy

Jill missed St. Paul's 2001 display of Charlie Brown statues, but got to see the 2002 Lucy statues with her Grandma and Grandpa Schilling.

 

Indianapolis, Indiana 2003: Race Cars

When Indianapolis decided to create a collection of statues in May 2003, it was an easy decision to feature race cars. Cars were scattered throughout the city, with a large concentration in the downtown area, including inside Circle Center Mall and around Monument Circle in the heart of downtown.

 

St. Paul, Minnesota 2003: Linus

St. Paul followed up their popular Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Lucy statues with Linus in the summer of 2003. Once again, Jill was there with her grandparents to see them.

 

Berea, Kentucky 2003: Hands

While stopping in Berea, Kentucky, on our way to a weekend in Asheville, North Carolina, we happened upon a display of hand statues. One, in front of the Berea College Crafts Store, was so new it was being installed when we photographed it. At this point, we officially had a collection of statue photos, and this page was born.

 

Lafayette, Indiana 2005: Frogs

We packed up Claire and her wheelchair and headed north to Lafayette, Indiana on Tom's birthday to see their exhibit of frog statues. We had perfect weather as we strolled through downtown Lafayette. We also stopped by the Purdue campus in West Lafayette and got a shot of the Purdue frog at the Chauncey Hill Mall.

 

Cairo, Egypt 2007: Bears

While on a dinner cruise on the Nile River in Egypt, we spotted this display of bear statues along the bank. There were probably 100 statues in all, and they were identical to the bears we had seen in Berlin, Germany in 2002. We later learned that they were the very same: the United Buddy Bears on tour.

 

Red Wing, Minnesota 2008: Boots

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Red Wing Boots, the town of Red Wing, Minnesota, featured boots scattered throughout the town in 2008.

St. Paul, Minnesota 2008: Snoopy and Woodstock

In 2004, the final Peanuts statue collection in St. Paul featured Snoopy and Woodstock. The only one we've seen is the one still in front of IKEA in Bloomington.

South Deerfield, Massachusetts 2009: Cows

These cows live at the Yankee Candle Store in South Deerfield, Massachusetts.

 

Andermatt, Switzerland 2010: Bears

It just took a few minutes to drive through this little town, but we saw two bears while we were there. I'm sure there would have been more if we'd taken the time to look. These turned out to be part of the United Buddy Bears as well.

 

Munich, Germany 2010: Lions

We only saw one lion in Olympiapark, but it was clearly part of an older statue event, so we did a little research. The lions date back to 2005 and were selected because the lion is the symbol of Munich.

 

Bath, England 2010: Lions

These were all over the lovely city of Bath and looked fairly new. Our favorite was the first one, which was mounted on the roof of a chocolate shop.

 

Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria 2010: Cows

We saw three different body styles of cow statues scattered across Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Austria. The first two are from Zurich, Switzerland, the third is from Oberalppass, Switzerland, the fourth is from Liechtenstein, and the last two are from Salzburg, Austria.

 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 2010: Baseball Players

Baseball players marked with a year and covered with memorabilia and clippings of the Minnesota Twins from that year were scattered throughout downtown Minneapolis as part of the "Twins Around Town" event marking 50 years of Minnesota Twins baseball.

 

Hong Kong 2012: Bears

These are two of the United Buddy Bears from Germany and they now live permanently on the Kowloon waterfront.

 

Vancouver, British Columbia 2012: Terra Cotta Warriors

We spotted only two of the several dozen terra cotta warrior replicas on display in the summer of 2012.

 

Atlanta, Georgia 2013: Dolphins

These friendly creatures are on display in front of the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta.

 

Calais, France 2015: Elephants

The Elephant Parade, featuring brightly painted elephant statues, was underway from June to September 2015.

 

Southampton, England 2015: Rhinos

As we walked through the dock area, we passed this rhinocerous statue, one of the Go Rhinos collection on display in Southampton in 2013..

 

Guernsey, Channel Islands 2015: Donkeys

We spotted this donkey statue in a building on LeFebvre Street. It was part of the Guernsey Donkey Parade in 2011. We saw a second one later in the day but didn't catch a photo of it.

 

Liverpool, England 2015: Penguins

This penguin statue was part of the Liverpool Penguins series in 2009.

 

Glasgow, Scotland 2015: Cows

If you look very closely at the upper left window, you'll see a cow statue. He's a member of the 2014 Cow Parade in Glasgow..

   

 

Brookville, Indiana 2015: Roosters

These roosters date back to at least 2010, according to the Internet.

 

St. Maarten 2015: Camels

These identical statues were in a duty free store at the Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten.

 

Rawlins, Wyoming 2016: Proghorn Deer

These statues were all located at the Wyoming State Penitentiary. The first three were part of the 2006 Pronghorn Pride Initiative Project. The fourth was from the 2007 version.

 

Cheyenne, Wyoming 2016: Boots

Cheyenne has 19 large cowboy boot sculptures scattered around town. They are eight feet tall and have been painted to showcase Wyoming's and Cheyenne's history.

 


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