Desperate Dan Statue
Desperate Dan Statue
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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4407KR
Derbyshire, UK507 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
. . . Desperate Dan in the sunshine this time, with children clambering all over him for photos. A great magnet in the Square, attracting lots of attention.
Written 5 September 2023
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This is a quirky and fun sculpture of a man trying to lead a dog.
The sculpture is a major photo-op place in the city center.
Written 20 August 2023
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Paul B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Dundee city centre and waterfront are packed with shops and food vendors. The V&A is on the waterfront and is free to walk around. The architecture is unique and fascinating. The V&A team can explain with props the construction of the building. Each floor tile contains a fossil. There is just one exhibit that requires a cost.
The McManus Museum and Art gallery is worth a visit and should take a few hours to get round all the exhibits. On the ground floor is a history of Dundee, a natural history section and a cafe. Upstairs is the art gallery with some amazing works of art. North of the city is Glamis castle which again is well worth the trip. the tour guides are excellent and the history memorable. Princess Margaret was born there. The grounds are extensive with an Italian walled garden and sculptures inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth. Over the water to the south is St Andrews and Kingsbarns. The Darnley's Gin Distillery is great value and St Andrew's city centre is well stocked with a variety of shops and eating places.
Written 28 June 2023
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D38lawn
Stoke-on-Trent, UK577 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
It really is a great statue. Worth a trip just to see him, oh and minnie.
Other sculptures are available, but not as good.
Written 19 June 2023
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797dennisp
Montrose, UK30,912 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Desperate Dan was the main character of the Dandy comic and was usually on the front cover of the weekly from Dundee publishers D C Thomson. My mum bought me both The Dandy and the Beano and usually got the Annuals for a Christmas present. Great to see one of my favourite childhood characters memorialised in this great statue !!
Written 12 April 2023
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Menugrabber
Peterhead, UK270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Great statue of dandy and the dawg well worth a look it's rather a big statue and well made. if out and about there are many statues of various characters
Written 23 March 2023
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sueandavid
Poole, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Every year we bought the Beano and Dandy annuals for our son. It was great to see the characters in the High Street.
Written 11 December 2022
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Ian G
Dundee, UK34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Well, it`s a statuue, but a very good one. I started to think about Cow pies, and then I felt hungry.
Written 31 October 2022
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Tracey G
Halesowen, UK2,210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Interesting find as we were walking around Dundee. Loads of people taking selfies etc
Right in the heart of the city centre.
Written 16 October 2022
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Brucestewart
Livingston, UK10,160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
As a child I grew up with Desperate Dan through his weekly appearance in The Dandy. It was great to finally meet up with him on our visit to Dundee. He really is a great ambassador for the city. I think however that I'd better start cutting down on portios of Cow Pie as I'm getting a bit too much like Dan.
Written 13 October 2022
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