I’ve mentioned before that I love visiting places that figure in books, and I’ve been lucky to do that fairly often. Once in a great while, I get to visit a character from a book–sort of!
These are the original Winnie-the-Pooh characters, the dolls owned by Christopher Robin Milne, A. A. Milne’s son. Rabbit and Owl were slightly more imaginary, and Roo was lost in an apple orchard around 1925, but you can go visit Kanga, Tigger, Edward Bear, Piglet and Eeyore at the New York Public Library. There’s a lovely display in the children’s section. You can’t see it in this picture, but Eeyore’s tail really is held on with a tack!
This is the Peter Pan Statue in Kensington Gardens, which is where Peter ran away to when he left home. I don’t actually know those two little girls, but they happened to be there when I snapped the picture and I liked how it came out. And I’m fascinated by the base of the statue–I see something new in it every time I look at it.
There aren’t very many bookish characters available to be visited…but at least there are plenty more bookish places I still want to go…
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