Friday, 14 February 2014

E is for Elephants

A few years ago in London they had the Elephant Parade during which over 200 painted elephants were placed around the city. My friends and I had great fun hunting out the elephants whilst rediscovering the joys of London and even visiting a few new places along the way.

I have to admit though it's not just Elephants that I've traipsed around London looking for, there have also been Cows, Eggs, Phone Boxes and Olympic Mascots!

I got hooked on the concept when I was in New York a few years earlier with a friend and they had a Cow Parade, we loved seeing the cows as we explored the city, then when my friend moved to Atlanta I was really excited when I visited her to discover a Cow Parade there too. These giant pieces of art are a great way to encourage people to appreciate art and explore a city whilst also raising money for charity, what fun!

Here are a selection of some of my favourite elephants, in a variety of different locations around London, most of the photos were taken on my old Samsung mobile so sorry for the poor quality.

An Elephant in Selfridges
An Elephant in Selfridges


Elephants in South Molton Street
Elephants in South Molton Street

Outside Harrods
Outside Harrods

Lulu Guinness Elephant in Carnaby Street
Lulu Guinness Elephant in Carnaby Street 

Near London Bridge
Near London Bridge

Moore London
Moore London

A Heard of Elephants by Tower Bridge
A Heard of Elephants by Tower Bridge

A Heard in Green Park
A Heard in Green Park

One of the London Squares
One of the London Squares

In an Arcade
In an Arcade

Hamleys
Hamleys

China Town
China Town

A Patriotic Elephant - Made In Chelsea!
A Patriotic Elephant - Made In Chelsea!

Just off The Kings Road
Just off The Kings Road

Mayfair - Park Lane
An Expensive One in Mayfair - Park Lane
 
A Piece of Cheese in Westfield London
A Piece of Cheese in Westfield London

Have you also hunted out giant animals or objects in your city? If so what were they?

I'm linking this post with ABC Wednesday

6 comments:

  1. Fun and creative elephants. In NC where I live we had the CowParade in 2012 and I did hunt cows in the various places they were placed. Fun to look at the different artist cow sculptures. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

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    1. I always find it amazing and such fun to see how many different ways there are to decorate one animal!

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  2. What an array of creatures!
    ROG, ABCW

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    1. It is amazing how different they all are!

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  3. A variety of elephants. I loved the elephant with lipstick marks the most:)

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