I like the sunburst effect on this blue one! This next one, #143, is very aptly named "Rajasthan Royals".
Didn't quite mean to have a bus sticking out in this picture, but there you have it! Another instance of inferior photography. :lol: #149, Chennai Super Kings.
Here's the famous Square, in action .... and a lovely day to rest a moment, watching the crowds, and the blue sky ....
After a brief respite, onto Leicester Square. This is the Tommy Hilfiger Red Elephant, #247. Artist's Inspiration: "Inspired by popular culture, I combined red and green pop colors to design a high-gloss elephant with a Mohawk planter effect. This elephant is unique as it continues to evolve throughout the parade, while juxtaposing nature with the unexpected."
Loving the punk hairdo! At this point, I am in Theatreland proper - round the corner, in St Martin's Court, is Figgy, #110. Figgy was created by Hannah Griffiths and her inspiration - "Figs are a beautiful fruit and I love their lush colours and the gorgeous pattern of their leaves. I wanted to create a precious richness by adding a mosaic element to my elephant."
Very difficult to get that photo, even what it is - there were LOADS of people milling about - being a Friday night after work. What a spectacular facade to that pub!
I was so disappointed when I got to Leicester Square to see it all partitioned off - they were preparing for about 50-60 of the ellies to be together in Leicester Square the next day - but that didn't suit me! (Spitting dummy there .... :lol:) This was the only ellie I could get in Leicester Square - and that is by leaning over the partition. No 126 - Untitled (Gajaraja) - created by Jitish Kallat. I was quite amazed to see how many of the ellies were actually unnamed - it's a wonder they didn't do names out of the hat, or something of the like!
I decided to wend my weary way home, but on the way, ran into one more elephant - this time, on Jermyn Street. #200, Dickinson Elephant and one of my favourites. This beautiful elephant named Dickinson Elephant was created by Phoebe Dickinson. Artist's Inspiration: "Great Flower paintings associated with Dickinson; from Old masters to Impressionists, including the Van Gogh Sunflowers and the National Gallery of Scotlands Botticelli." This elephant was kindly sponsored by Dickinson Fine Art - a family affair, perhaps?
What a dandy! Guess who this is - you probably got it - Beau Brummell.
I love the fruit tree on the back left leg, and her impressionistic trunk!