Friday, 3 September 2010
Anyone remember the elephants we had around London recently ? Well, a similar event was going in Bordeaux when we visited the place a couple of weeks ago now, right at the start of our holiday. Basically, if you're not familiar with the scheme, it consists of a whole number of decorated cow sculptures being scattered around town.
They are there for the enjoyment of the public, but more importantly to be sold at auction to raise funds for charitable activities, in the case of Bordeaux, la Banque Alimentaire de Bordeaux et de Gironde (the local/ regional food bank). Apparently there are 58 in total. We didn't start photographing those we saw for a while, so here is only a small selection to whet your appetite.
I generously receive all donations you may want to make to send me back there to make a full photographic record of all the cows. That's me, generous.