Thursday, 10 June 2010

Elephant Parade

I first became aware of the Elephant Parade through an e-mail from the Orangutan Foundation, of which I'm a member. Brightly decorated models of elephants are on show throughout the summer in London with the aim of raising money and awareness of the plight of endangered Asian elephants.

My sister, Sandy, commutes to London every day where she works for a very posh London law firm in WC1 and so I asked her if she saw any to send me photos and here are some she and her friend Alison sent to me just before I got my new laptop so I've had to transfer the files over to here (hence delay in showing them off!)

Many have been sponsored by famous and not-so-famous people and some will be auctioned off at the end of their "parade".

Olswang LLP is in High Holborn (there were two different sides to him as you will see from the pics).

Charmed is outside the Royal Opera House apparently sponsored by Sarah, Duchess of York - so that's what she needed that £500K for!! ;-)

21st Century Ganesh is at the Indian High Commission and Sally is on the South Bank outside the National Theatre.
I was particularly interested in the elephants due to Heather Webb of Bumby Beads' blog which I follow. Heather makes lovely beads, jewellery and lots of other things besides. She often auctions her work in aid of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an organisation dedicated to the protection and preservation of Africa's wildlife, particularly elephants and rhino.

These are some more images that Sandy sent to me a couple of days ago that she saw in Covent Garden, the images are on the small side but hopefully you get the idea!

I think it's lovely that art is being used in such a positive way!


  1. Great photos! Your sister has done a brilliant job! Thank you for linking me to them, and for the nice things you have said about my work. :)

  2. You're welcome, Heather! :-) Sandy will be so pleased that you like them.

  3. Oh bless! Sooo glad you liked them. I found another one this morning at St. Pancras International. I was looking for him yesterday morning (ended up being late for work too!) and couldn't find him and then I asked a policeman this morning and realised I had walked by him twice!!! oooops. I'll send you the pic of him shortly Sue.

    Love Sandy xx

  4. LOL, I can just imagine you explaining that one to your boss; looking forward to seeing the new pic! xx

  5. Thank you for the nice comments about the photos. We are going on elephant safari and will have some more photos later in the week.

  6. wow just come over from bumpy beads - love those pictures - great work, and a lovely blog

  7. Thank you very much for visiting and for your kind words :-)


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