Friday, 21 May 2010


Erbie and I went out looking for elephants proper yesterday, having been given a heads up from an old school friend there were some in Covent Garden we headed over. Whilst there, we couldn’t resist riding on the escalators at the Royal Opera House.

Ballerina statue outside the Old Bailey.

Views over the piazza in Covent Garden from the roof of the Royal Opera House.

The magnificent Pierrier Jouet champagne bar inside the Royal Opera House.

And so to elephants...

Numbers #31, #32 at entrance to ROH

Numbers #33



#36, inside the Covent Garden piazza.

#37 Covent Garden

#38 in front of the Actors Church, Covent Garden


#40, Seven Dials.

In the afternoon, I had to head up to Marble Arch to pick up a job, so I took Erbie via Carnaby Street and up through Mayfair, I forget how wonderful the shop windows are around there, especially on Old Bond Street and in Burlington Arcade.

Carnaby Street, #41


#43, By now Erbie was spotting them faster than me and running up to pat their trunks.

#44, Resting shoppers Between Carnaby and Regent Street.

I didn’t note down the street names, so these will have to come under the umbrella of Mayfair.



#48, with Winston Churchill, Mayfair.

#49 Vettriano’s elephant and rider, Burlington Arcade

#50, and a gem encrusted elephant with sparkly pink toenails also in Burlington Arcade.

#51 Berkeley Square Gardens, darling.


#53, Erbie’s favourite, because it has a bus AND a taxi!





#58 Berkeley Square Gardens

#59, Mayfair

#60 Back in St Christopher’s Place.

Thirty new elephants in one day - not bad going I reckon. Do let me know if you spot any, and where, I’ve heard there are some in Hyde Park too, but that’s for another day.


Nik said...

Love this series! I don't know if you've got these yet but there are a couple of elephants near St Paul's, next to the Milennium Bridge.

Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem said...

Wow, you are doing a lot of pavement pounding getting to see all these elephants. Great to see them all.

Marie said...

Have you done Green Park? There's hoards of them there :) Plus there's two very nice ones on Hyde park corner.

Chic Mama said...

Wow! I'm so annoyed I didn't go hunting on Sunday...I can't believe you've seen so many. I wonder if anyone else has spotted as many as you.

Looking Fab in your forties said...

I love those elephants!

katyboo1 said...

There's at least one at St Pancras.

HelenSparkles said...

Was in London today and had completely forgotten about the elephants when we got to Carnaby Street, but they are fab. Was at #41 today too & want it!

The Dotterel said...

And not one of them can fly...

Metropolitan Mum said...

I live your elephant series. Have you done the one at Oxford Street/Great Titchfield Street?

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