United Buddy Bears in Montevideo 2009
After an amazing exhibition of the United Buddy Bears in Buenos Aires a short journey over the Rio de la Plate followed.
On the Plaza Independencia the 17th exhibition of the unifying project of the United Buddy Bears was opened by Uruguay’s president, Dr. Tabaré Vázquez .
In the wunderful city Montevideo they will stay for five weeks.
Pictures of the United Buddy Bears in Montevideo
Arrival on the Plaza Independencia
The circle of the United Buddy Bears arrived on the Plaza Independencia.
Already after the first bears were placed on the square visitors came along to see the 140 United Buddy Bears and experience the first hours of the upcoming exhibition.
Ceremonial Opening on the Plaza Independencia
On Monday, 11th May 2009, the circle of United Buddy Bears was inaugurated at 5.30 pm (local time) in the course of a festive ceremony by the President of Uruguay, Dr Tabaré Vázquez, the Mayor of Montevideo, Dr Ricardo Ehrlich and the German Ambassador, Graf von Waldersee.
The initiators of the exhibition, Eva and Klaus Herlitz, had travelled to Montevideo to attend the inauguration. Both were particularly delighted about the great interest in the exhibition from day 1:
“The atmosphere on Plaza Independencia is fantastic. Everybody is highly delighted about the Buddy Bear’s visit to Montevideo and there is an immediate sense that the Uruguayans have taken the bears to their hearts. We are happy to see how this aspect of Berlin keeps inspiring people all over the world – be it in China, Israel, Egypt, North Korea or now in South America.“
Sincere thanks are given to the sponsors of the United Buddy Bears in Montevideo