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Donkeys in the city park – Bradford, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 47.548 W 001° 45.131
30U E 582197 N 5961154
Quick Description: Wooden donkeys in a small city centre park near to the city hall, unveiled in 1997, Bradford city's Centennial year.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/30/2010 1:53:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMADAM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 3

Long Description:
Although these donkeys stand alone, they actually form part of a larger piece of public art.

The full piece consists of a central memorial stone, standing on a seashore creature based mosaic made from pebbles. The memorial stone was originally surrounded by a fountain but this no longer works.

The piece is titled ‘Bradford-by-the–Sea’ and was designed by Maggy Howarth who specialises in pebble mosaics.

In England there is a long seaside resort tradition of using donkeys for children’s rides and so it is quite appropriate to incorporate donkeys into a seaside themed sculpture.

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See the Wikipedia page (visit link) for a picture of traditional seaside donkeys.
Name: Bradford-by-the-Sea

Figure Type: Animal

Artist Name: Maggy Howarth

Date created or placed: 1997

Materials used: Wooden

Location: City Centre Park, Bridge Street, near City Hall, Bradford

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