August 19, 2008

Elephant Family

There's an interesting charity in the UK dedicated to ensuring the survival of Asian elephants. In order to bring visibility to the need for more land for the elephants, The Elephant Family Trust recently toured 13 topiary elephants around England, landing first at Selfridges department store, decked out in designer shawls. Later, they had a chance to wander around some of the Royal Parks in London.

I was so enchanted with the photographs of the event, from the Guardian, that I wanted to share them with you. Enjoy!

Elephant in a Calvin Klein shawl

Elephant in a Ralph Lauren blanket

The herd looking out to sea

The herd walking through Selfridges, heading towards Chanel!

The herd leaving London, driving by Whitehall & the London Eye in their bio-diesel lorry.

For more information on the tour, click here.

17 comments:

  1. I heart these! And what a wonderful cause!

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  2. Oh my god. This is amazing. Thank you for the heads up, I will be spreading the word on this fund raiser tomorrow.
    PS how great are the elephants looking out to sea?!

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  3. I have already sent my donation. Thanks for this wonderful blog it is my favorite. When you live on a mountain in Montana it's nice to see what is going on with the rest of the world.I would love to see these elephants. take care, Thayne

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  4. I love elephants :-) Remember that shoot Bruce Weber did for Vogue with the elephants that caused an uproar a few years ago?

    Thanks for posting!

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  5. This is great! I wish they would come to my town.

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  6. I especially like that last picture of the elephants on the truck with London in the background.

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  7. These photos are great. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I adore elephants! Love this post!

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  9. Oh, I want all of these for my garden! Can you imagine looking out your window at these gorgeous fellows every morning?? I adore the photo of them heading out to sea.

    Such noble creatures they are and a much deserving cause!

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  10. Oh, they're darling! The one of them looking out to sea is so lovely and melancholy.

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  11. This is hysterical - the one with the shawl! like an old grandmother!!! tooo cute!


    Joni

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  12. Elephants!! I LOVE elephants!!! This is SO cute! (And even better that it's for a good cause.)

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  13. Meg - a wonderful post - thanks, these are so enchanting.

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  14. Meg, this is one of your most interesting finds. As always you are so well read. Up on everything.

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  15. These are so great! I love topiaries and have a special fondness for elephants - they seem so intelligent, sweet and noble. Thanks for posting this.

    -Lana

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