This week, after having a few hectic weeks, I took a few days off and went to visit family in Bristol. It was extra fun as Bristol Zoo, who are celebrating their 175th anniversary, have organised a mass public art event over the summer in the form of 'Wow! Gorillas'. 61 Fibreglass gorillas have been placed around the city, each one decorated by different local artists. You can pick up free maps and do a 'Gorilla Hunt', which we did over the two days of my visit! Here are some of them that I saw on my visit.......
'Noah' who is outside Bristol Zoo and painted with pictures of animals
Lipstick Kisses Gorilla - not its real name! ;)
Brunel Gorilla - on the end of Clifton Suspension Bridge. Named after Isambard Kingdom Brunel who designed it. (The bridge, not the Gorilla!)
Tea and homemade cake break - yum - from a deli/cafe in Clifton.
(Triple layer carrot and lemon drizzle, if you are interested!)
Me with Dee Dee the gorilla. I texted this picture to my Best Friend, as the company that she works for, sponsors Dee Dee!
Gorilla painted with harbour scenes
One of my faves - Street Art gorilla! Cool Sugar Skull detailing on its face
And finally - this awesome Elvis gorilla! He is in the Bus Station.
When the exhibition ends, all the gorillas will be auctioned off for gorilla conservation charities, and Bristol Children's hospital.
The exhibition runs until 7th September and is a great free and fun family activity if you are close by :)