5. Blackberry Elephant (“Bramble”) beautiful striking artwork with no gimmicks.
4. Filigree Elephant (“Ampersand”) see-through and very tactile
3. Speech Bubble Elephant (“The Illustrated Elephant”) Looks joyful.
2. Camouflaged Elephant (“Russell”) If I’d have got a better photo he really would have looked as if he was disappearing into the background.
1. City Elephant (“The City in the Elephant”) Elephants inside elephants. The most fun. Look at my happy little face.
Last day for elephant spotting – could I get the full set of 258?
Martin Luther King Elephant
Old London Town Elephant
Fancy Top, Pyjama Bottoms Elephant
Colourful Elephant – I probably could have got a better picture, but if I stayed much longer I might have gone medieval on some tourist arse.
Pink and Black Elephant
Water Damage Elephant
Woolly Mammoth Elephant
Hotch Potch Elephant
Fake Eyelashes Elephant
London Boroughs Elephant
Fancy Skeleton Elephant
Comic Book Elephant
William Morris Elephant
Black Eye Elephant
Chelsea Pensioner Elephant
Final Elephant – No 258! Whoop Whoop!
Finally I can blog about something else.
Elusive Pornographic* Elephant – originally on show at Selfridges but moved because his “autumnul leaves” are in fact cut outs from porn magazines. I mean, you’d have to look pretty hard to notice that, but yeah, he’s covered in close ups of genitals. So now he’s viewable by appointment only at Chinawhites. It’s dead good though – you go down a darkened corridor and he’s at the end covered in spotlights and they’re playing elephant music. My photo was rubbish.
Bejewelled Elephant at Royal Exchange
Mini Piggy Bank Elephant – not an official elephant so doesn’t count towards total
Tower of London Elephant
This elephant pisses champagne, so they have a waiter positioned behind to catch it.
Rubber Elephant (another one viewable by appointment only)
Cautionary Elephant at St James Park
X Ray Elephant
Grayson Perry Elephant
Subtle Tartan Elephant
Sparkly Toes Elephant
Butler on Elephant
Running total, 222 down 36 to go
*I’m tagging this, just to mess with people
A few hours out and about to try to nab a few more:
Cloudia – the famous moving elephant. I bumped into her at Greenwich.
Archive Photo Elephant – at Museum of London Docklands
Tiny People Elephant at the Hoxton Hotel
Cosmological Elephant at Bank
Motorway Elephant at Bank
Colourful Elephant at Royal Exchange
Taxi Elephant at Royal Exchange. Two more elephants inside Royal Exchange that I couldn’t get to. Will have to go back during the week.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel Elephant
It’s not small it’s far away elephant
Let’s make Lauren feel like a paparazzo Elephant
Isn’t it embarrassing when someone else is wearing the same outfit Elephant
Pink and Gold Elephant
Stormy Skies Elephant
Could Probably Use Some Polyfilla Elephant
You Stole My Heart Elephant
Acid Trip Elephant
Newspaper Cuttings Elephant at Westfield
Sparkly Tiara Elephant
Fairy Light Elephant
Elephants only around until 20 June. Got to get cracking.
Arty Elephant on Jermyn Street
Heart Blossom Elephant on Regent Street
Georgia O’Keeffe Elephant on Regent Street
City Scape Elephant on Holborn.
Patchwork Elephant in Hamleys
Ominous clean spot where an elephant should be….oh dear, oh dear.
Monopoly Elephant in Hamleys
Tattoo Elephant off Regent Street
Ants in your Pants Elephant in Golden Square
Rusty Elephant in Golden Square
Green Elephant off Regent Street
Bad Hair Day Elephant on Regent Place
Greenery Elephant and my finger on Regent Place
Over 100 elephants left and only a couple of weeks to nab them.
Floral Elephant – This one was meant to be at Heathrow, but thankfully it is closer by – at Paddington. Thankfully I checked the forums before I schlepped all the way to the airport.
Leafy Elephant – The next three were at a posh hotel. I wasn’t sure if I was allowed in their garden, but the gate was open.
Forest Elephant – in the middle of fecking nowhere in Paddington Basin
An otherwise completely idle day was salvaged with a few elephant spots in the evening.
Bling Skeleton Elephant
Plant Mohican Elephant
Noah’s Ark Elephant
Tower of Elephants
Itsy-Bitsy Teeny-Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Elephant
Geese Elephant and scowling tourists
Giraffe Sunset Elephant
Gold Bejewelled Elephant
Greedy Elephant – look it has food. There.
Big Ear Elephant – this elephant is actually called Mammoth Metaphor and is at Somerset House. It’s not outside on the terrace like it says on the map, it’s inside on the Nelson staircase. Top tip.