A Day Out In Norwich 2: Enter The Dragons


Welcome to this, my second post about a family day out in Norwich which happened on Thursday. You may wish to check out the first post before proceeding. I hope you will enjoy this post and will be inspired to share it.


Norwich has an affinity for large brightly coloured model animals. There have been elephants and monkeys/apes on display at various times. The latest thing is dragons, which will be sold off at auction to raise funds for Break, the children’s charity. There are apparently 84 full size dragons and over 120 baby dragons around Norwich.

I cannot pretend that we actually spotted that many, but we did see quite a few, starting with Flambeau, just after we had left the car

Flambeau the Dragon
Flambeau the Dragon

Our next sighting was while we were in Jarrold’s, the Norwich department store, who are sponsors of the project…

The Jarrold's dragon
The Jarrold’s dragon

We saw one more before lunch, just outside a shop I will not name but which sells clothing and is run by people without consciences…


Post lunch, the dragon count really picked up, starting with Gogohoratio, a dragon with the head of a well known admiral who was born at Burnham Thorpe in Norfolk (although they gave him a full complement of eyes – which he famously did not have)…


Next up was Steam the Clockwork Dragon of whom I got several shots…

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Our next encounter with a dragon was with Mosaic, whose name becomes understandable as soon as you get a close look…

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There were two dragons in the Cathedral Close, Biggles the RAF dragon and Serafina, the Norwich School dragon, made from pupil’s fingerprints, but I will be covering the Cathedral Close in a separate post, so the next dragon you will see is Daisy, the first we saw after leaving the Cathedral Close…

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Down by the Wensum, the river that flows through Norwich, was Raptorsfire…

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Our next dragon was glimpsed on the other side of the Wensum…


Then came this one…


The next dragon was this red-golden one…


That was followed by a black dragon…


The penultimate dragon we saw was this flint patterned chappy…

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Finally, the last dragon we managed to spot was this one…


Author: Thomas

I am branch secretary of NAS West Norfolk and #actuallyautistic (diagnosed 10 years ago at the comparatively advanced age of 31). I am a keen photographer, so that most of my own posts contain photos. I am a keen cricket fan and often write about that subject. I also focus a lot on politics and on nature.

8 thoughts on “A Day Out In Norwich 2: Enter The Dragons”

  1. These are wonderful! So beautiful. I think my favorite is the mirrored mosaic one. Thank you or sharing these!

    1. Thank you for your kind comment. The dragons are indeed remarkable, and my photographs seem to have done them justice (one of the artists who painted some of the dragons has commented positively on twitter).

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