London Biennale: Sheep drive through London
Sheep drive from Borough Market over the Millennium Bridge to Smithfield Market, 17th June 2006
For reasons somehow connected to architecture, a flock of 60 Herdwick sheep were driven from Borough Market over the Millennium Bridge to Smithfield Market.
This event followed on from the equally bizarre cattle drive to Smithfield two years previous.
Accompanying the sheep were 12 shepherds led by the intrepid Farmer Sharp, 6 police officers, 20 butchers (happily, not working today), 1 sheepdog, 1 Lord, 1 brass band, 1 Sheriff and 1 Bishop.
There seemed to be more photographers than sheep, with a veritable herd of near-rabid snappers forming a tight circle around the bewildered sheep.
Here's the shots I managed to grab.
Hordes of people followed the sheep over the Millennium Bridge. It didn't wobble.
Sheep going past St Paul's Cathedral
Into Paternoster Square
Off to Smithfield.