Flat Bobby

The Travels
Flat Bobby

by Amber

Name: Amber
Location: New Hampshire, United States

These are the adventures of Flat Bobby. Flat Bobby is a close cousin of Flat Stanley. Flat Bobby has been sent out to several people all around the world. He will be back home safely with me by February 2nd and will be on display for my school's Open House in the Spring.

If you would like to invite Flat Bobby into your home, please read the Bobby's letter and let me know. This is my school project.

If you would like to participate by downloading a Flat Bobby clone and taking him on a jouney, please feel free to do so. I got the offical rule that Flat Bobby is allowed to travel through the internet.

Thank you!



Flat Bobby's visa has been extended. He is still free to travel the world!! We are currently seeking hosts in Africa and South America. If you are willing to host Flat Bobby, please let us know.

Thank you!

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Flat Bobby, Governor Of Arizona

Flat Bobby, Governor Of Arizona, originally uploaded by Foxicat.

Flat Bobby, Governor Of Arizona
The wax figure sitting at the desk is George W. P. Hunt, the first governor of the state of Arizona. He served as President of the Constitutional Convention and was elected governor for seven terms, making him the most elected governor in U.S. history.

The tourbus driver

The tourbus driver, originally uploaded by Greg7.

was interested in Flat Bobby's story.

On a tour bus

On a tour bus, originally uploaded by Greg7.

steamclock dedication

steamclock dedication, originally uploaded by Greg7.

About Gastown, Vancouver

About Gastown, Vancouver, originally uploaded by Greg7.

The Gastown Steamclock

The Gastown Steamclock, originally uploaded by Greg7.

Vancouver, Canada

Flat Bobby at the steam clock

Flat Bobby at the steam clock, originally uploaded by Greg7.

in Gastown, Vancouver.

Flat Bobby

Flat Bobby, originally uploaded by Greg7.

visits a "Smallville" set location.

Vancouver, Canada

Flat Bobby

Flat Bobby, originally uploaded by Greg7.

Vancouver, Canada, near a location used in the tv series "Smallville".

Flat Bobby at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Flat Bobby makes friends with a model bear

Flat Bobby at Canada Place

Flat Bobby at Canada Place, originally uploaded by Greg7.

Canada Place Trade and Convention Center, Vancouver, is also a cruiseship dock in the cruiseship season from the beginning of May to the end of September. The cruiseships go back and forth between Vancouver and Alaska.

Flat Bobby at the Bayshore

Flat Bobby at the Bayshore, originally uploaded by Greg7.

Todd is the head doorman at the Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, and often gives the guests a friendly hug.

Flat Bobby in KFC

Flat Bobby in KFC, originally uploaded by Room With A View.

Flat Bobby and I fooled around with the camera while we waited for our KFC snacks.

Flat Bobby Orders in KFC

Flat Bobby Orders in KFC, originally uploaded by Room With A View.

I think this was when the most people thought I was crazy! the manager came up to me to tell me I could not take photos, but I pretended to not understand Chinese and Bobby won him over with his cute smile. We are so harmless!

Flat Bobby & Sidewalk Sales

Xiamen, China - the stuff on the right here are pieces of animal horns and penises. They are used in traditional medicine. Some of the animals are endangered.

Flat Bobby & Narcissus

Flat Bobby & Narcissus, originally uploaded by Room With A View.

Xiamen, China - Most of the people who watched me take photos of Flat Bobby either thought I was crazy or were just nervous about my camera and their things. But this guy was just delighted when I asked if I could take Bobby's picture amid the narcissus plants on his bike.

Flat Bobby & Temple Offerings

Xiamen, China - Here incense sticks and 'money' for the dead are being sold. At the temples there are places where people burn the money, one piece at a time, while praying in memory of their departed family members and ancestors.

Flat Bobby on a Turtle

Flat Bobby on a Turtle, originally uploaded by Room With A View.

Xiamen, China - This turtle is at Non Puoto Temple. It is very very old. The notch on its back once held a tall stone tablet carved with teachings. I asked 2 young men passing by to take this photo. They were puzzled by Bobby but happy to help.

Flat Bobby Meeting the Boddhisatvas

Xiamen, China, Nan Puoto Temple. Bobby and I are in the hall of the immortals, great teachers and Boddisatvas of Buddhism. This is a self-portrait.

Flat Bobby and Temple Roofs

Xiamen, China - Flat Bobby among the curving roofs of Nan Puoto Temple.

Flat Bobby at Pagoda

Flat Bobby at Pagoda, originally uploaded by Room With A View.

Xiamen, China - Flat Bobby and a tiered pagoda next to the fish pond in the garden at Non Puoto Temple.

Flat Bobby Meets Carney

Flat Bobby Meets Carney, originally uploaded by Room With A View.

Xiamen, China - Of course it was important for Flat Bobby to meet Carney the Cat.

Flat Bobby

Flat Bobby, originally uploaded by Room With A View.

Xiamen, China - I received Flat Bobby via the Internet on StarrGazr's page.

Flat Bobby & Amber on My Desk

Xiamen, China - Amber lives in New England, U.S.A. Her mother is Starrgazer here in Flickr. They wrote and asked me if I would like to be a host in a Flat Stanley project which Amber's class is doing. Each student made a flat paper doll, named it and is sending it through mail to different places in the world. The people who host the dolls take photos of them showing local life. I took Flat Bobby on a walk to a local Chinese temple and through the neighborhood and we had a snack together afterwards.