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Erasmus the Dragon
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Erasmus .. The Winged Dragon ...

Erasmus .. The Winged Dragon ...
Read the t-shirt !

My name is Erasmus .. ( to love )
25 ft long
10 ft wide
8 ft tall
3600 lbs

Lots of room for children to climb or sit and read books (the Library is just around the corner) -

Given a Police Escort from his place of creation to this grassy area because of his size.

Smiley Derleth, Diane Putnam, William Sutherland, raingirl and 15 other people have particularly liked this photo

29 comments - The latest ones
Valfal club
The kids look like they are enjoying their resident dragon! Happy World Photography Day, Peggy!
3 months ago.
Peggy C club
has replied to Valfal club
They did, Val... Today was the grand opening or reveal to all ... I counted 8-9 children sitting listening to a story and several climbing on Erasmus..
3 months ago.
 David G Johnson
David G Johnson club
A nice shot Peggy... ''Happy World Photography Day'', for yesterday... keep well and 'good wishes' from David J.. UK.
3 months ago.
Peggy C club
has replied to David G Johnson club
Thank you, David ... I went around town searching for just 'ThaT' photo for a special day - when I saw him ... got it !
3 months ago.
 Clickity Click
Clickity Click club
Marvelous photograph Peggy! Great words on the t-shirt as well.
Every library needs a great dragon to spark the imagination of children. Love that they are wearing masks!
3 months ago.
Peggy C club
has replied to Clickity Click club
So true .. should you ever wander this way, we shall go visit him..
3 months ago.
 Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours club
Great among the great! :-) Happy WPD and nice contribution.
3 months ago.
Peggy C club
has replied to Eric Desjours club
A shear joy, Eric ... they have so many sculptures for children of all ages ... I've tried the drums .. Erasmus is next!
3 months ago.
Danielle club
Superbe image vivante !
3 months ago.
Peggy C club
has replied to Danielle club
Can't wait to take a book and read it to him !
3 months ago.
 Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett club
Looks like fun
3 months ago.
Peggy C club
has replied to Gillian Everett club
It does !
3 months ago.
neira-Dan club
jolie scène et compo
3 months ago.
Peggy C club
has replied to neira-Dan club
Erasmus is a kind dragon .... shall take a book and have a seat soon!
3 months ago.
Annaig56 club
extra belle scène de vie joyeuse
3 months ago.
Peggy C club
has replied to Annaig56 club
Joy .. certainly !
3 months ago.
Maeluk club
Lovely :)
3 months ago.
Peggy C club
has replied to Maeluk club
Thank you, My Friend ..
3 months ago.
 Deborah Lundbech
Deborah Lundbech club
"When in doubt go the the library".
How true!
Very cool dragon and photo.
3 months ago.
Peggy C club
has replied to Deborah Lundbech club
Deborah, He is a 'must' to take my book and have a seat .. keep him company ..
3 months ago.
Christa1004 club
I imagine how happy the kids must be with this little dragon... Good idea from the municipality.
3 months ago.
Peggy C club
has replied to Christa1004 club
Christa, Not only the children .. the adults love him too !
3 months ago.
raingirl club
We just lost our Children's Museum and so I'm thrilled to see this photo in World Photography Day. And where would our world be without libraries! It's so great that it is not a sculpture just to view. Art should be experienced - and this friendly dragon makes that possible. The girl looks as though she is ready to fly.

Did you find this in your daily travel, or did you remember the dragon and choose it for the event?
3 months ago.
Peggy C club
has replied to raingirl club
Lost the Children's Museum ? That is horrid..

This is a small town, but the Children's Museum is always busy; The Arts Center (an historic house built by Edwin Holt [ in the late 1y700's ] for one of his daughters on the same grounds .. along with sculptures.
Some remain at the Children's Museum - others make their way around the County
I knew Erasmus, the Dragon, was coming to the Museum - I just took a chance that he was there - so glad he was and that the girls were enjoying him.
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
Peggy C club
has added
Had to add for you - in Florida, where we lived for many, many year - there is a Children's Museum -- an interactive one where they have a grocery store; a bank and other businesses where the children can 'work'.
All the walls have been hand painted. A local artist went through each floor and put various scenes on the wall ... then, fixed them so the children could paint them .... it was a paint-by-number work of art.
When on entered the Museum, look up and a huge work of art was suspended from the ceiling. All items donated were toys from the children. The museum had to have engineers work with them as to where to suspend it from the ceiling.
2 months ago.
raingirl club
has replied to Peggy C club
Our city couldn't believe it closed. The board acted irresponsibly. Many other museum places that had to close temporarily this last year figured out how to get the funding needed to make it through - the board simply didn't bother and didn't seem to care. They didn't let the community know until after they had made their decision. This city would have rallied and donated and kept it open - but we weren't given a chance. We even tried to get lawyers and politicians involved, but because the board acted so quickly without public notice we were too late.

The museum was founded in 1946!!!!!! 75 years and the board just gave up.

We do have a much smaller children's place - hopefully they can flourish and take over where the Children's museum has left a hole. And it gets worse, there was a long standing charter school (based in Regio Emilia pedigy) that was associated with the museum and it got disolved along with the museum - the teachers and parents were all left in the lurch at the last second as this only happened about 6 weeks ago.
2 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Good to see children are able to play during these challenging times. Great shot! Stay well!
3 months ago.
Peggy C club
has replied to William Sutherland club
It is a wonderful sight ! Thanks for your comments.

We are well and plan on keeping it that way.
You, too My Friend ..
2 months ago.
 Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam club
Oh wow, that is a delightful photo, Peggy!
2 months ago.

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