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I have never seen so many bears in my whole life. I am talking about the United Buddy Bears that have visited istanbul in line with the tolerance festival.

Those are little buddies that have been dressed (actually painted) to reflect the cultural characteristics of 120 different countries. I liked the bears of the Netherlands and Luxemburg the most, whereas the German Bear frightened the hell out of me. But the most spectacular one is the Turkish Bear, designed by Mustafa Tun´┐Żbilek, which, for me, is a fine example of kitsch and has nothing to do with Turkey. By the way, they are in search for a new design of our bear. You can submit your vote here in the Buddy Survey.

2 Comments so far

  1. ufuk (unregistered) on April 18th, 2005 @ 5:49 pm

    A psychedelic bear!

  2. wae (unregistered) on April 22nd, 2005 @ 9:30 pm

    So THAT’S what those things were! I saw them all over Berlin when I visited a couple years ago, but never knew their purpose. One more of my life’s puzzles solved, thanks to the Internet.

    BTW: greetings from Austin.Metblogs. Istanbul is a great city, hope to visit there again someday.

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