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Lambbanana

One of my favorite sculptures in Liverpool is Lambbanana.

The name says it – it’s part Lamb and part Banana.

Super Lamb Banana referenced Liverpool’s history of lamb and banana trade.

Sheep and bananas were common cargos in the docks of Liverpool.

The original Super Lamb Banana was a concrete and steel sculpture located on the Strand.

You can see them all over Liverpool in different colors.

It was originally created by artist Taro Chiezo and commissioned for the Art Transpennine Exhibition of 1998.

Chiezo only created a four-inch model and the full size was made by four local artists:  Julian Taylor, Tommy Reason, Andy Small, and Ray Stokes.

They are super cute and a trademark of Liverpool – you can buy them for souvenir.

I got me a little yellow fridge magnet lambbanana.

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