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Italy’s Giant Pink Bunny

If you’re hiking through Italy’s Northern mountains over the next 20 years, don’t be surprised if you run across this 200 foot tall pink bunny:

Pink Bunny

An art group from Vienna designed this massive toy, claiming it was “knitted by dozens of grannies out of pink wool”. Sounded like complete you-know-what until I saw the bunny for myself via satellite. I’m sure Italy’s taxpayers are proud.

The intent of the project was to make climbers smile and provide them somewhere to lay back and relax:

Pink Bunny Climbers

Interested in climbing on this bunny? First consider:

  1. Who wants to lay on a plush doll that’s been in the rain for 20 years?
  2. How fun is a dead bunny that is a casualty of a skydiving accident? They designed it to look like it had fallen from the sky … complete with an open mouth and organs strewn to the side

Italy bunny walkers screaming

I’ll stick to taking pictures from the side. via the Cellar IOTD.

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31 Responses to “Italy’s Giant Pink Bunny”

  1. on 24 Apr 2007 at 12:12 am VE

    Well you know…they are running out of natural glaciers over there so I guess stuffed pink bunnies are the natural next step. I’m sure I’d hike several thousand feet of elevation to ascend the pink bunny!

  2. on 24 Apr 2007 at 8:21 am Mellowship of the bong

    Imagine stoning up there :D

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  4. on 24 Apr 2007 at 1:14 pm Mike

    Gah… I’d love to climb that thing.

  5. on 24 Apr 2007 at 1:29 pm Robin

    That would be interesting to come across on a hike if you didn’t know it existed.

  6. on 24 Apr 2007 at 1:48 pm andrew

    i think it’s the bunny for “honey i blew up the kid”

  7. on 24 Apr 2007 at 4:26 pm Me

    “I’m sure Italy’s taxpayers are proud.” …was this paid by taxpayers?

    Anyway, I think this is an awesome piece of art =:)

  8. on 24 Apr 2007 at 7:55 pm Phil

    I can just imagine someone trying to to a sky dive onto this thing. That would be so awesome!

  9. on 24 Apr 2007 at 8:01 pm Bob T Bear (esq)

    I remember reading about this a few years ago. They hope that lots of wildlife ends up living in it. I wonder what it looks like now, and how many mousies it’s got, and where. Teeheheheheheheeee…

    ;@}

  10. on 24 Apr 2007 at 8:10 pm daveyboy

    My cat ‘Rudy’ would just drag that thing into the living-room and do to it what he does to all the other stuffed animals he brings in from the kids room.

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  13. on 25 Apr 2007 at 4:37 pm MC

    See, I had never noticed the internal organs sliding out the side. I always thought it was supposed to be like a giant kid left their toy there… but the organs make that conclusion something completely different.

  14. on 26 Apr 2007 at 5:18 am Hailey

    Ummm… okay then.

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  16. on 26 Apr 2007 at 2:05 pm Izzy

    You can see it in google at: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Artesina+in+Italy&t=k&om=1&ie=UTF8&z=18&ll=44.244342,7.769689&spn=0.002609,0.004662

  17. on 30 Apr 2007 at 2:21 am Trinità

    I’m italian and here no one has spoken about this piece of art. It’s not payed by italians, and it’s been made by http://www.gelitin.net. I’m not an expert in art, but i think a dead pink bunny could only mean we are the killers. The killers of our children dreams, of living in a safe environment, without pollution and war. But as i say before i don’t know nothing about art…

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  23. on 20 Aug 2007 at 2:22 pm Dana

    one big piece of litter in the middle of beautiful rolling hills…

  24. on 30 Nov 2007 at 8:45 am Beckka&&Katiiie

    OMG dont you justt lovve iit?? wee loveIit!!

    pink is so ur colour bunniie !!!!!
    PeaceAndLoveShowUsUrMuff!!!…XXxxx

  25. on 12 Feb 2008 at 5:13 pm Teela Yoshi

    Hehehe, lol, stumbled upon this in my search. This is hilarious. Nice pictures! :)

    ~ Teela

  26. on 06 Apr 2008 at 7:09 pm j

    retarded

  27. on 25 Feb 2009 at 6:45 pm Rick A. in Portland, M.

    This reminds me of the mysterious chalk carvings (such as the Cerne Abbas giant) on cliffsides in southern England.

  28. on 29 Apr 2009 at 10:17 am Mrs.Dalina

    Man, my dog would love to hump that thing!!

  29. on 10 Sep 2009 at 4:47 pm sandrar

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers! Sandra. R.

  30. on 23 Feb 2010 at 7:48 pm IcyQ22

    I found this on google earth! LOL

  31. on 01 May 2010 at 4:57 am krystalblue

    haha
    :D

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