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Mr Bean’s teddy bear adorns former British Embassy in the latest work by Kolodko


  • Gretchen Kessler

  • Annamária Jász

11/13/2020 4:10 PM

Life in the city may seem to be slowing down, but that doesn’t stop guerrilla sculptor Mihajlo Kolodko, whose mini-sculptures have gained a cult following. His latest work? Mr Bean's teddy bear, adorning the wall of the building in downtown Budapest once used as the British Embassy.

Photo: Jász Annamária - We Love Budapest

For 70 years, the British Embassy was housed at Harmincad utca 6, between Erzsébet tér and Vörösmarty tér, right in Budapest city centre. Since the embassy moved to Buda, the building has been abandoned, but now there’s a new feature which makes it worth a revisit.

Photo: Jász Annamária / We Love Budapest

Following his successful sculptures around the city, such as the diver on Dohány utca, Mekk Elek on Széll Kálmán tér and the tiny Gyula Süsü-Bodrogi in his dragon costume on Szabadság tér, Kolodko has just unveiled his latest piece: the beloved teddy bear companion to Mr Bean from the classic UK television show. The sculpture is mounted on the side of the old British Embassy building, right where the hame plaque was once placed.

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