Buddy Bear Exhibition ~ Champ de Mars (Eiffel Tower)
If you haven’t been able to make it to Berlin, you can come see the famous United Buddy Bears in Paris! Last Thursday on the Toussaint holiday (loved that surprise day off!), a lovely German friend of mine and I went over to Trocadero to see these gorgeous works of art.
Some of the bears at the Champs de Mars (Eiffel Tower) in Paris
United Buddy Bear – Paris 2012 – Champs de Mars, Eiffel Tower
Lined up along the Champs de Mars, the Buddy Bears add some most welcome accents of colors to the City of Lights. Each bear represents a different country, and the local artists came up with some brilliant ideas to showcase their country. All of the bears are visually stunning; some even went beyond the canvas and added unique accents.
Irish United Buddy Bear
French United Buddy Bear
Israeli Buddy Bear
Polish United Buddy Bear
The idea behind the bears is of peace. The United Buddy Bear website explains, “Under this motto, the UNITED BUDDY BEARS promote living together in peace and harmony on their global tour. Around 140 Buddy Bears (each 2 m tall) represent as many countries recognised by the United Nations.”
Great Britain United Buddy Bear
Mexican United Buddy Bear
American United Buddy Bear
Germany + Mexico/USA
Chinese United Buddy Bear
Back of the German United Buddy Bear
The bears will be in Paris through November 18, 2012. If you can’t make it across the pond, check out all of the bears and their artists here.
With the German United Buddy Bear