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    Saw a few more today but I don't feel many of them are placed In decent angles. The one by the Metropolitan Cathedral didn't give me enough of the cathedral In the background to take a cool shot of It.


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    I like the way they placed the Church street and the one by the town hall though. Can do a shot of them on a sunnier day with everyday people and the buildings In the background In the Castle street one anyway. That'd make a decent capital of culture lamb banana shot.
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    No. 102. The Bloomin' Lamb Banana (Petal), Woolton Street, Woolton.



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    Norty boys!

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    No. 107. LambMapBanana, Allerton Library.



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    for all you narrow minded art loavers out there SUPERLABMBANANA is not only (in my opinion) a great artwork it also has the import / export theme, which made Liverpool what it is, at its core. It is the importation of bananas and the same ships leaveing with wool. Its been around now for several years and in that time has adoped much of the citys sence of humour. Its shape ect being part of that Scouse humour theme. As an artist myself I would have been proud to have come up with this concept and finished work (which is also evolving) and no I don't love ALL new art. The SLB will and has already become part of our rich heritage (like it or not) For those of you who think there should be little Liver birds everywhere I would remind you that the theroy is that The artist was asked to draw an eagle for the Liverpool seal and not knowing what one looked like based it more on the cormerant that could be seen on the Mersey. So if true the Liver birds themselfs are a little bit like chimera, a little SLB themselfs.....Seen some small SLB mutents in the internal gardens of Fazackery hospital
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    One has appeared today on the corner of Kensington and Hall Lane where the Post Office used to be. Personally I think the community benefitted more from having a Post Office than a Superlambanana but I'm sure the KRS will get some entertainment out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.D.W View Post
    No. 102. The Bloomin' Lamb Banana (Petal), Woolton Street, Woolton.



    I like that the location thats In.
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    Well done everyone, i'm sloshed but (and gone back to correct my speeling) it's certainly a talking/snapping point.
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    Another moan about tv coverage;

    BBC Breakfast news did give us a good slot by reporting on the Lambananas. They did show lots of them and talked about them, so I can't complain about that.

    Now, the sound wasn't turned up on the tv so I might not have heard properly - but the first person they interviewed was making a Lambanana in a prison ! ( I might be mistaken) - now why did they have to focus on prison !!
    Then they went onto say that the Lord Mayor Lambanana had been vomited on over the weekend and ' sorry to put you off your breakfast !!'

    Now why did they have to say that ! making us look like a laughing stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    Another moan about tv coverage;

    BBC Breakfast news did give us a good slot by reporting on the Lambananas. They did show lots of them and talked about them, so I can't complain about that.

    Now, the sound wasn't turned up on the tv so I might not have heard properly - but the first person they interviewed was making a Lambanana in a prison ! ( I might be mistaken) - now why did they have to focus on prison !!
    Then they went onto say that the Lord Mayor Lambanana had been vomited on over the weekend and ' sorry to put you off your breakfast !!'

    Now why did they have to say that ! making us look like a laughing stock.
    Just ignore it, that's what I do. Any decent person would visit Liverpool before they make a judgement on it, and so what if one had been vomited on, that could happen anywhere and who's to say that a scouser vomited on it?
    The vast majority of our press coverage is positive, so if a minority want to be negative then let them, they're the ones that look like fools not us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDainty View Post
    for all you narrow minded art loavers out there SUPERLABMBANANA is not only (in my opinion) a great artwork it also has the import / export theme, which made Liverpool what it is, at its core. It is the importation of bananas and the same ships leaveing with wool. Its been around now for several years and in that time has adoped much of the citys sence of humour. Its shape ect being part of that Scouse humour theme. As an artist myself I would have been proud to have come up with this concept and finished work (which is also evolving) and no I don't love ALL new art. The SLB will and has already become part of our rich heritage (like it or not) For those of you who think there should be little Liver birds everywhere I would remind you that the theroy is that The artist was asked to draw an eagle for the Liverpool seal and not knowing what one looked like based it more on the cormerant that could be seen on the Mersey. So if true the Liver birds themselfs are a little bit like chimera, a little SLB themselfs.....Seen some small SLB mutents in the internal gardens of Fazackery hospital
    No narrow minded art lover here but just someone who thinks that these SLB are a waste of money,look stupid,have NOTHING to do with Liverpool.
    I would rather see the money spent elsewhere (crime ridden areas,boared up houses,waste ground-flytippers paradise).
    They look ugly and are a silly idea and who is making money out of these ??

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    Not every piece of art has to have something to do with Liverpool, that would be quite narrow minded. Liverpool is a multicultural city with international appeal. The Lambanana is a great way of showing how Liverpool is an international city with the ability to attract international artists highlighting a very global issue.
    Money well spent I say!

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    I know what people mean when they say the money could be spent on other things but we do need a bit of light entertainment as well. We can't be serious all the time. You've got to have a bit of fun sometimes and the Superlambs do brighten up the place and it's fun for people spotting where they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John(Zappa) View Post
    No narrow minded art lover here but just someone who thinks that these SLB are a waste of money,look stupid,have NOTHING to do with Liverpool.
    I would rather see the money spent elsewhere (crime ridden areas,boared up houses,waste ground-flytippers paradise).
    They look ugly and are a silly idea and who is making money out of these ??
    I disagree. They are out there, people respond to them with a smile and positivity. They talk about them, the bring people into areas that otherwise wouldnt go to.

    Their creation has brought people together in the workplace, organisations and associations, even schools have been involved in their creation. Our children need this kind of buzz in their most informative years to inspire them and engage them, creating pride in themselves and their city.

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    The money can't be spent on reducing crime etc because it is arts money and business sponsor money and ringfenced for that purpose.

    I love them and think they have really engaged the people of the city and visitors. As for being relevant to the city - Is Wellington on his column any more relevant to Liverpool? Would a Picasso bought by the Walker be relevant to the city? Is the art submitted to the John Moores exhibition relevant to the city? Is a rare first edition owned by Liverpool libraries relevant to the city?( if you hate the Superlamb banana, it has done its job in the same way as if you love it, it has got you to engage in some way! Art to me is about opinions and only a waste or failiure if you dont notice it)

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    That's a nice bright one. Thanks for posting Lottie

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    Well if its colour you're after try some nice trees and shrubs.
    Humour- Diddy men would of been more suitable.
    That's my opinion anyway

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    Zaps you love them really, i saw you at Utting Ave sitting on one
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    all the ones I saw in town had people taking photos of them. they are certainly attracting a lot of attention. I saw a bit of the BBC coverage, was hoping they'd show the Euston one.

    got loads today but will just post these 2...

    Superfitbanana- Millennium Hse, Whitechapel



    this is the Baa baa braille sheep outside Lime St

    the lady on the right is blind so it was nice to see it being used for the purpose the artist intended

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    Quincy, mate of mine who works in London but lives up here is hoping to remember to hunt the euston one out.

    Also, those pics from St Pauls Sq you took, i can see my flat haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon_hall View Post
    Quincy, mate of mine who works in London but lives up here is hoping to remember to hunt the euston one out.

    Also, those pics from St Pauls Sq you took, i can see my flat haha.
    and you didn't wave?!

    hope he can get a pic of the Euston one. if he does can you email me a copy for my set please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by John(Zappa) View Post
    No narrow minded art lover here but just someone who thinks that these SLB are a waste of money,look stupid,have NOTHING to do with Liverpool.
    I would rather see the money spent elsewhere (crime ridden areas,boared up houses,waste ground-flytippers paradise).
    They look ugly and are a silly idea and who is making money out of these ??
    .............>>>>>>>know where you are coming from and your dislike of SLB is as valid as my likeing it but a little money spent on art has got to be a good thing and art that makes you smile...well thats a bonus surely? as that it has nothing to do with the pool well I thought I (and others) had answered that it HAS a lot more than the maj. of L/pools many street art objects. I mean take queen Vics mon. which part of Liverpool did she come from again? As for looking stupid....Thats the whole point of it!......O and by the way I thought I was the only Zapper impersonator
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    Little lambanana goes walkabout
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    by Laura Sharpe, Liverpool Daily Post



    A MINI Superlambanana has been stolen from Liverpool’s Hope Street.

    The half-sized Superlambanana was taken from a collection of black Superlambananas decorated as builders.

    It was one of five figures with yellow hard hats and fluorescent work jackets sat outside Maghull Developments’ office.

    The figures were placed on the street on Saturday morning and people working in the area said it had disappeared by Sunday morning.

    The figures are part of Go Superlambananas, a ten-week public art project which has seen 119 replicas placed across the city.

    Most of the figures have been placed on plinths for display, but these five were attached directly to the pavement.

    A spokesman for Wild in Art who organised Go Superlambananas said: “At the moment, because this is a new project it is attracting a lot of attention.

    “An unfortunate side effect of that is that this Superlambanana has disappeared. It would be nice if we could get him back.”

    Source: Liverpool Daily Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie View Post
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    A MINI Superlambanana has been stolen from Liverpool’s Hope Street.

    The half-sized Superlambanana was taken from a collection of black Superlambananas decorated as builders.
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    It was only a matter of time though. Bladdy students.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie View Post
    Little lambanana goes walkabout
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    by Laura Sharpe, Liverpool Daily Post


    A MINI Superlambanana has been stolen from Liverpool’s Hope Street.
    HAHAHAHA,





    “An unfortunate side effect of that is that this Superlambanana has disappeared. It would be nice if we could get him back.

    Ask me nicely (haha).

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    [QUOTE=MikeDainty;136604O and by the way I thought I was the only Zapper impersonator[/QUOTE]

    You may well be.Nice artwork on the upper lip although the "imperial" needs clipping

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    I agree with Zappa, some of them are not very good and not well placed though.

    It was only a matter of time though. Bladdy students.
    Ye reckon some drunk ones nicked It?
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