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Rampaging Elephant

Finally, here’s the Sultan’s time travelling elephant that was following the little girl around London for three days. You can read more about the story here.

I got so many shots of this I didn’t really know which one to post, so decided to go for one without a naff sky. This thing was enormous, noisy and moved quite fast. Driven from behind by a huge truck that made all the legs move, it could sit, stand and turn. There were about ten operators making the the head, ears, eyes, mouth, tail and trunk move. Every so often it would stop to fetch water from troughs at the side of the road and then spray everyone. On top there were dancers, wrestlers and of course the mad sultan.

The crowds of kids and adults just followed it all around London screaming and laughing. Truly bizarre and wonderful.