Belle Vue Park Superdragons

Last week I suddenly realised I only had a couple of weeks to find the rest of the Superdragons in situ.  They are all being brought together for a final viewing about the middle of this month, but it’s not the same as seeing them out and about.  So over the last couple of days I’ve been photographing some of those I hadn’t seen before.  And a few which have been relocated in more secure positions to prevent them being vandalised again.

Yesterday I went to Belle Vue Park.  We used to live in the road running up the side of this park so I know it well – it is a lovely Victorian park on the side of a hill. 

This dragon is called Amser and it is next to the cafe.  The artist is Marianne Thomas.

superdragon Amser in Belle Vue Park 

There is a little mini dragon painted by Clytha School inside the cafe too:

Clytha School's mini dragon

This one is Highly Flammable – Stick is the artist who painted it.

Highly Flammable superdragon by Stick

The last one in Belle Vue Park (apart from Goldie Looking Dragon who was relocated to the cafe from Ridgeway) is Cenhinen Bedr by Danielle Mayer.  It is the Gorsedd, the stone circle constructed by the Victorians when they landscaped the park.

Cenhinen Bedr superdragon

Here he is in his setting.  You can see the lovely trees in the park.

superdragon in Belle Vue Park

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3 Responses to Belle Vue Park Superdragons

  1. The Travel Bug October 8, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

    Wow! Is this a local community project? The colours are so vivid against the dull backgrounds. Very cool dragons! It looks as though it was probably a lovely day in the last two, but the pictures come out darker.

    Cheers for sharing!

    • Liz October 12, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

      Hi! It’s a community project organised by Wild in Art which provides animal statues for cities around the country, maybe the world, not sure. The pictures were all taken on the same day; the last two came out darker because I was under the shadows of the trees, I think. Thanks for commenting!

  2. The Travel Bug October 18, 2010 at 3:13 pm #

    Not at all! I appreciate the post.

    I’ve seen some pigs around a little town in Devon, England that were all similarly colourful. The town is quite arty so I wonder if it’s the same project?