Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by dogmatique, Apr 25, 2006.
What a miserable old sod.
Has it gone away now?
Aye, thousands of ordinary people loved it, so it must be shit
I saw the elephant in full swing by St Jame's park on Friday. beuatiful! and great weather too! everyone was smiling... makes me appreciate living in London.
Not even at Horseguards?
*wonders if they have taken it back to Battersea*
So theatre is rational and adult....? Let me guess, this guy gets wound up by panto...
Even more photos here:
(just uploaded about 20)
Brilliant pictures wish I could have seen it
Been meaning to post this all day, flikr has a huge pool with some great photos
The Sultan's Elephant in London flickr Pool
That was amazing
Never seen anything as cool ever!
said little zenie from behind the sofa
Top pics, Iemanja
thanks, I sent a pm yesterday to you all who were there on Saturday with the url for the photos, hope everyone got it, but just in case you didn't, I thought I'd post them again here...
This must have been one of the most photographed events in London, a bit like the carnival in Notting Hill...
eek! saw you as well, didn't i? sorry i didn't chat - i was already the middle venn diagram bit of three different social gatherings and in danger of losing them all.
bloody lovely, wasn't it?
Same here, when the girl got into the rocket and waved farewell I found it incredibly moving.
I went every day and was so glad that I did. Been trying to explain to people today how amazing it was, but words failed me.
One of the things which made it so great was the complete lack of corporate sponsorship. If this was the Nokia Sultan's Elephant it wouldn't have been so special - well done to the Arts Council and Artichoke!
I have now forgiven the French for all their past cultural crimes. The slate is clean!
shit, I can't believe I missed it. I didn't go cos it was raining. What a rubbish excuse
Anyone would think I was made of sugar
yeah, no worries, i was in pretty much the same situation!!!
Wish you'd of said you was there!
got some pics on here -
cant work out how to get em smaller on here.
what a great day and an amazing spectacle - to top it off i saw Rolf Harris in the crowd
I don't think I've ever been so wet in all my life (well, I have but I was swimming)...
Next time, hey?
I've got some video here
Nice pics, and you got the finale!
It did look a lot busier on Sunday!!!
"Yes. It's an elephant, Rolf."
I remember being more transfixed by this man than the elephant
Reposting one that went with the wobble...
That' just an internal Guardian office row aired in public. A silly side-effect of their setting up blogs.
Lyn Gardner did an ecstatic rant about the elephant that appeared on the front page of the Elephant Echo freebie - and another in the Guardian.
From the first:
Michael Billington, by contrast, sees himelf as the, er, guardian of the tradition of the darkened room. Simple
'Nother quote from Lyn Gardner:
Not in fact a steal from http://rts.gn.apc.org but it means I'm not the only one who's noticed a certain diffuse cultural lineage... free tabloid, cars stitched to streets, moments like the jannequin pis snuck in, even some semblance to this:
You never noticed foamy?
I was more interested in people's reactions to it than the elephant! Kids standing open mouthed, rozzers twiddling thumbs, and the odd drunk homeless guy dancing.
I thought I saw a free newspaper! Although I totally missed the cars...
I did come over all familiar when the elephant first appeared on the street, the huge swathes of crowd surging this way and that, sent tingles down my spine...the total transformation of the space...suddenly the streets were for people...
I think you're dead right Laptop. Too many references to be co-incidental, yet essentially situationist in its' linaeage, just as with RTS.
I was really sorry to miss this! But I was on a train back from Oxford at the time
All the pics are excellent
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