HWW from the Dundee Penguins.

Sculpted by Angela Hunter these five penguins, located on the wall of the Steeple Church, have become a firm favourite with the Dundee public and are Dundee’s answer to Glasgow’s Duke of Wellington statue. I hardly think that this is a fair comparison. ;-)

The penguins are regularly dressed to join in city occasions from graduation to charity fundraising events and from Christmas celebrations to Royal visits.

Dundee has actually been associated with penguins for a long time – hence the group of them getting some exercise in the city centre.


You’ll perhaps know a bit about the RRS Discovery, the beautiful ship now located at Dundee’s waterfront. Its first ever mission was to the British National Antarctica – which just happens to be, the home of the penguin.

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cp_u said:

How beautiful! HWW!
22 months ago

Nick Weall said:

es, I can imagine these penguins getting dressed up in all sorts ~ RRS Discovery looks fine too. Thanks for all the info ~ I must now go to pick up a penguin :~)
22 months ago

©UdoSm said:

Great figures...
22 months ago ( translate )

Makrofan said:

Schöne Geschichte und ein tolles Foto!
22 months ago ( translate )

MaggsMep said:

Such a fun series of sculptures. Please post of the "dress up days" if you have one. Great info too, and Discovery looks beautiful.
HWW Amelia!
22 months ago

Karl Hartwig Schütz said:

:-)))) HWW Dir.
22 months ago ( translate )

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

I can see why they have become a favourite Amelia! I love them :-))
Love your PiP also! My brother was married in Dundee but it rained non-stop, so our sight seeing was severely curtailed unfortunately. One day maybe I will get there again.
22 months ago

Ecobird said:

Oh Amelia you have made my day, - these penguins are adorable. Love how the one on the higher part of the way is looking down, almost as if he is about to jump!! Really enjoyable notes and a super shot of the Discovery. She is a beauty.

HWW and have a lovely day
22 months ago

LutzP said:

Wonderful PIP, Amelia. I love tallships
22 months ago

Jean-Paul said:

Wonderful penguin hustle and bustle.
22 months ago ( translate )

Stephan Fey said:

Ein schöner Aufmarsch!
22 months ago ( translate )

Roger (Grisly) said:

Fabulous penguins and a superb pair of images, Amelia.
interesting notes,
22 months ago

grobi358 said:

Awesome wall! HWW Amelia!
22 months ago ( translate )

Schussentäler said:

stunning shots
22 months ago

Keith Burton said:

I really like penguins and seeing them never fail to make me smile..............and it was no different when I saw this image of those incredibly realistic statues. I love the patina on the metal where people have obviously been patting and stroking their heads.

I love your image of the RRS Discovery...............it looks wonderful in the sunshine, especially with the colourful signal flags.

Two fantastic images Amelia...........thanks for sharing!
22 months ago