The "Drago Cavallo" tour stops in Shanghai
A crowd of adorable mythical creatures mixed with dragons and horses have arrived in Shanghai, jazzing up the city's waterfront along the Huangpu River.
"Drago Cavallo," a "guardian angel" featuring a dragon's head and a horse's body, was created by acclaimed artist Simon Ma for children with autism and other mental disabilities, spreading a message of love and inclusiveness.
The mixture of two auspicious animals in Chinese culture is also considered a contemporary expression of the Chinese spirit, and a symbol of vigor and positivity.
A vast array of "Drago Cavallo" installations and sculptures are now on display over 3,800 square meters on the East Bund, the eastern bank of the Huangpu River in Pudong. They can be found at waterfront landmarks like MIFA 1862 and Gala Avenue.
Shanghai is the first stop in the Chinese mainland of the "Drago Cavallo World Tour Exhibition," and it will last to August 31. Its tour will also stop in Beijing and Wuhan.
More than 20 consuls and more than 80 children from around the world were especially invited to create "Drago Cavallo" featuring national characteristics of their own. A special donation was also held for earthquake-hit Turkey.
Date: Through August 31
Address: At the intersection of Jimo Rd and Yincheng Rd