United Buddy Bears
“We have to get to know each other better …
… it makes us understand one another better,
trust each other more, and live together more peacefully.”
-The United Buddy Bear Motto
The United Buddy Bears project is a traveling exhibition to promote world peace. Artists from all over the world designed bears to represent individual countries. There are nearly one hundred and forty bears and each bear is two meters tall. Together, these bears have traveled the world, raising money for charity since 2002. Helsinki is the twentieth stop for the exhibition and the most northern destination for the bears. They will be on display in Senate Square until October 26, 2010.
Below are some of the my favorite bears.