Monday, 18 June 2012

The town hall of Calais and the giant bonbons/ Expo des bonbons géants a Calais

Join me in this blog to discover the huge colourful bonbon-sculptures of the artist Laurence Jenkell. From end of May till mid September 2012 the expo showing these 15 colourful sculptures is decorating the garden in front of the town hall in Calais...
Almost all pieces of art carry one of the European flags: one may spot France, Belgium, Finland, Italy, Switzerland, Greece, etc...There is one bonbon even dedicated to the "dentelle" of Calais, also one to the EU, but there was none with the Bulgarian flag.

23 comments:

Rosemary said...

Her work is amusing and fun - they make you smile and that has to be a good thing.

Kris said...

I really like these! They are fun and quirky. I also like that they represent different countries and their colors.

Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I have no idea how many times I have drive through, or over Calais and I have never actually seen it. Thanks for these photos. Diane

Lies said...

Een logje om van te snoepen, Jana !
Lie(f)s.

Filip and Kristel said...

This is a fantastic town hall and there is nothing better than a Belgian flag.

Greetings,
Filip

Joop Zand said...

Great shots with nice light and colors..... nice work Jana.

greetings, Joop

betchai said...

thanks for sharing the place, so vibrant and beautiful, especially like the architecture and landscape there.

Barb said...

They look good enough to eat! Very whimsical.

gootchai said...

très interressant cet article! j'aime++++++je ne savais pas du tout!!!! bisousssssssss

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful impressions from this special exhibition. Great sunshine too.
Kind regards, Synnöve

papillon said...

Hi Jana,

sehr schöne Bonbons...
C+J

Erika said...

Very nice, dear Jana!
A big hug from Italy!
Have a nice vacation in Sardegna.

de bossies! said...

Hoi Jana..
Prachtige kunst :)
Groetjes Henk

fiziskandarz said...

Awesome stuff. Bonbon around a park seems like a great photography subject! :D

AVCr8teur said...

How fun and colorful! Visitors like to pose by their favorite flag. Were there free samples? ;P

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The bonbon sculptures are amazing. Your first photo of the town hall is wonderful too.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belas fotografias...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Daniel Chiam said...

bonbons means candies? haha coz i look at the sculptures and it all looks like a candy being wrapped with flag :D

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stardust said...

Thank you for taking us along to the exhibition on such a beautiful, sunny day. Have a nice weekend, Jana.

Yoko

rainfield61 said...

Oh, I have visited a terrific exhibition.

Thank you.

Koryn said...

Lovely blog you have here! I thoroughly enjoyed going through your posts :) Europe is one of my dream destinations for next year :)

kulasa said...

enjoyed viewing the colorful photos on that part of the world...thank your for virtually taking us there...looking forward to more of your wonderful photographs...

Jeanne said...

Hello Jana! Filip just told me that you are real life friends, so will be excited to follow your blog. These bon bon sculptings are so interesting.