This elephant is #41, Travels on my Elephant. It looks quite innocuous from here, but some of the wording on this elephant is a bit racy. The word "prostitution" appears on it several times, not to say that I counted the exact number!
Next, on to #51, Oran (You Stole my Heart), who was created by Adam Bridgland. Artist's Inspiration: "The birth of my son Oran was the inspiration for my elephant design. The four magpies painted on one side of my elephant are a reference to the line in the old english magpie rhyme, 'four for a boy'."
Turn around, and this is the other side:
One of the things about being on foot and on your own is that it is quite frustrating when you miss an ellie. There were elephants at Notting Hill, and I missed the one called Daisies! I am sure she was being a bit shy and hiding around a corner, but that would have been the advantage of being with someone. Sometimes I just didn't have the energy to be persistent and walk back on myself to find that one particular elephant that I'd missed.
Onwards towards Holland Park and the day was getting darker and drearier until I spied this magnificently coloured creature - #215, Rainforest. Created by Ruth Green, her Inspiration: "To save the magnificent beauty of the rain forests and the endangered animals of the world".
It is quite difficult to get shots of some of these elephants in their settings - especially on such a busy street as this is, with cars whizzing by! I've had to crop this next pic quite severely - but better that than a huge red pillar box being very distracting in the foreground, I think. Here's #65 - Burma.