Over the rainbow to Easter Egg Heaven and the Big Egg Hunt 2013

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  • Covent Garden, last Wednesday afternoon (27th March) with time to kill.  As I strolled into the Central Avenue in the Piazza I had a sense of deja vu.  There were art objects placed along the centre.  Last time they were decorated telephone boxes.  And this time they were Easter Eggs.  Would I be drawn into another treasure hunt like my phone box adventure last summer?

    Initially I resisted the urge to pull out my camera phone to shoot them as I wasn’t in the mood for another treasure hunt.  But as I walked out into the open air the beauty of the eggs en masse was too hard to resist.

    Many of the Valleys Had Been by John Biddle (egg being examined by woman in black)

    Many of the Valleys Had Been by John Biddle (egg being examined by woman in black)

    I was overwhelmed by the rows upon rows of eggs, knowing that I couldn’t shoot them all in the time I had available.  So I combined a mixture of eggs that caught my fancy with people watching.  I rather like this photo because the man smiling just behind the egg compliments the artwork.

    Frugal Meal by Charlie Billingham.

    Frugal Meal by Charlie Billingham.

    And the area was teaming with snappers – amateurs and possible pros.  This guy has a tripod under his arm along with his backpack of kit.

    Lindor by Lindt (red egg).  Vinyl Wrapped Egg by Jessica Mallock (foreground)

    Lindor by Lindt (red egg). Vinyl Wrapped Egg by Jessica Mallock (foreground)

    Back home I did some online research.  The Eggs were part of a campaign to raise money for Action for Children.  The collection in Covent Garden was the final viewing before they are sold.  I was relieved not to be tempted to hunt down 103 eggs this spring.  The link shows all the eggs and their artists which are on display until 7th April for anyone who lives in London and fancies a look.

    Here’s a gallery for you to enjoy.  As always click on any photo for a better view in gallery mode.

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