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Surprising and then educational

Walking old town street, gigantic blue whale rises up from a canal over the bridge. It was made of... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
nobuhiro k
Shinjuku, Japan
Eye openinh

Plastic is ruining our oceans and our most beloved sea creatures. The sculpture looks impressive... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2018
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Oct 29, 2018
“Surprising and then educational”
Sep 14, 2018
“Eye openinh”
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

The Whale is not there anymore. We didnt’t check it before and where a little bit dissapointed. It’s not there probably because of the winter time.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

Visited on 1st November, and looks as though the installation is not there.. certainly got the right place, as can tell by the previous photos, though perhaps this one got away from us. Shame… still went to the nearby chocolate museum.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NikJ
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Walking old town street, gigantic blue whale rises up from a canal over the bridge. It was made of plastic wastes collected from the world. Good chance to think about ecology.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nobuhiro k
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Seeing this appearing to soar out of the water is something to focus the mind realising all the stuff that people dump it certainly has the desired affect.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank RedditchRobbie
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Skyscraper...the Bruges Whale is an awesome sight rising up from the Canal. It is made from 5 tons of plastic waste pulled out of the ocean to create a 4 story tall whale. It is a powerful reminder of the 150,000,000 tons of plastic waste...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 643cerib
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Plastic is ruining our oceans and our most beloved sea creatures. The sculpture looks impressive far away and up close. Nice one Bruges.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

This is a really cool thing to go see and interesting to stare at all its made from and see just how much plastic we use and so much of it ends up as garbage.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HeatherG773
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

This is great, although I think he is the wrong way round! A great piece of art with a great message!!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MelJ470
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

A very clever piece which is interesting both at a distance or close up. In the heat of the dry spell we’ve been having and with the numerous tour boats churning the waters it was a bit smelly close by. Enjoyable non the less.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank anteallachleicester
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, innovative sculpture with a strong message. But it is falling on deaf ears. I abhor single use plastic bottles but due to the complete lack of facilities to refill water bottles in Bruges my wife and I were forced to buy (and discard) 8...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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September 3, 2018|
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Response from erin464 |
Answering my own question now that we have been... it is definitely gone as of late December 2018!