Anyone who was reading this blog in summer 2010 will know that I got just a little bit obsessed with the Elephant Parade statues in London. I spent lunch times, evenings and weekends combing London, map in hand, trying to photograph all 250+. This even involved making an appointment for a viewing at a private members’ club to see one of the elephants who was deemed too risque for public display. On the last weekend when the elephants were on display, I still had 30 left to spot and I devoted all day to it. I bumped into a lot of other elephant-hunters on that day, and discovered that I was a member of a rather geeky sub-set of people. Maybe not as bad as trainspotters, but getting there.
Still, I bet few of them were geeky enough to travel to another continent for an Elephant Parade in another country. But it turns out that I was. I didn’t plan it – honestly – I just turned up at Singapore zoo and there was a beautiful elephant waiting for me. Also, I timed it perfectly because it was the end of the exhibition and all the elephants were getting moved to the Botanical Gardens for the last weekend, so I didn’t have to schlep round the whole of Singapore to find them all.
Last time, I faithfully blogged all 250+ elephants. I won’t bore you with them all this time – anyone keen to see the full set can check out my set on flickr. But here are my favourites.
1. Ele Fun-Asia
2. Orangephant – he smelled like orange
3. Delightful Durian – thankfully he didn’t smell like durian
4. Nuts over Elephants