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Published on September 4, 2011

“Life is too short not to take a 200 mile round trip to photograph a fibreglass gorilla”

(Click the picture above to visit the whole set on flickr, as well as a little bit more explanation about the whole thing)

Sixty gorillas (plus a bonus one on a ship) sited around Bristol*. Snapped the first one last Saturday for fun as we walked past. Then another. And another. Things got out of control pretty quick. This morning I drove to Birmingham** with a fellow Gorilla-hunter for a 15 minute stop to photograph the last one…

Saturday 27th August – 5 gorillas
Sunday – 1 gorilla
Monday – no gorillas
Tuesday – 26 gorillas
Wednesday – 20 gorillas (after work!)
Thursday and Friday – no gorillas
Saturday – 7 gorillas
Sunday – final 2 gorillas

And madness aside, I haven’t had so much fun out and about in Bristol in ages. Sadly the gorillas are being auctioned off soon, but I have my name down for a ceramic miniature of one of my favourites, number 42, “Lipstick on my Gorilla”.

* The term ‘Bristol’ is used pretty loosely here
** See what I mean?

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  1. Jen says:

    This is great! Like Dave Gorman meets David Attenborough. You totally need to do a powerpoint featuring a gorilla graph.

  2. rob says:

    Dammit… You realise that I’m now going to have to look into a gorilla-miles-travelled efficiency analysis?! (I’m looking forward to it!)

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