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The Sultan's Elephant heads down a crowded Haymarket in central London, on the third day of the presentation.

Well, at least it's only water.

 

This is part of the Royal De Luxe four-day event : The Sultan's Elephant to be staged in various parts of London over the weekend.

The Sultan's elephant was built and disassembled in the unused space by Battersea Power station.

There was something more than a little religious about the whole weekend, never more than when La Petite Géante was walking through the trees of St James's Park.

The Sultan's Elephant returns to Horseguards Parade at the end of the second day of the festivities in London.

As the crowd dispersed, the people who'd been manning the movable cordons around the Girl and Elephant had their photoshoot.

Pall Mall, London.

I want one.

 

(These pictures are going into my photostream out of order; if you want to see things as they unfolded, please see my Sultan's Elephant set.)

The guys tucked underneath the elephant's head.

You're very lucky this doesn't have a soundtrack, as her appearance was accompanied by the most dreadful jazz-rock I have heard in many a year. Thankfully it had picked up a little by the evening.

The puppet girl rides on the top deck of an open-top double-decker bus, past the Sultan's Elephant, in Horseguards Parade. It all makes perfect sense in the context of the story... I'm sure.

On the third day of The Sultan's Elephant presentation in central London, the little giant puppet knelt down in the Mall, in front of Admiralty Arch, allowing small children to swing on her arms.

I've blogged about the whole event here.

The giant puppet girl wakes up on the third day of the Sultan's Elephant event in London.

The Victorian explorer was filming the crowd with his device

Having a drink before spraying the crowd...

 

This is part of the Royal De Luxe four-day event : The Sultan's Elephant to be staged in various parts of London over the weekend.

The Sultan's Elephant heads north up Marlborough Road - between St James's Palace and Marlborough House - away from St James's Park, on the third day of the presentation in London.

La Petite Géante takes her morning shower

I want to know where I send my receipt for camera repair...

I was driving home last night from training and had to take a diversion because the police had closed Vauxhall Bridge. When I drove past on the other side of the bridge I noticed that the diversion was being caused by the night-time moving of a 42 tonne mechanical elephant!

 

You might have to click on the picture to see it, but there is a tiny little man in the front that is controlling things, and a couple on the back. It really is astonishingly big!

 

The elephant is part of a weekend of free theatre roaming around London, inspired by the stories of Jules Verne. You can read more at the BBC. I hope to see some more on Sunday, including some of the performance itself. Stay tuned :)

I was driving home last night from training and had to take a diversion because the police had closed Vauxhall Bridge. When I drove past on the other side of the bridge I noticed that the diversion was being caused by the night-time moving of a 42 tonne mechanical elephant!

 

You might have to click on the picture to see it, but there is a tiny little man in the front that is controlling things, and a couple on the back. It really is astonishingly big!

 

The elephant is part of a weekend of free theatre roaming around London, inspired by the stories of Jules Verne. You can read more at the BBC. I hope to see some more on Sunday, including some of the performance itself. Stay tuned :)

La Petite Géante says goodbye to her dear friend the Sultan's Elephant. I know how she feels. I'll miss them both.

The puppet girl sits in her spaceship in Horseguards Parade in the finale of The Sultan's Elephant events, as the elephant looks on.

And suddenly I wish I was five again. The Sultan's Elephant in all its glory. Off to bed as soon as I upload these so I can be up nice and early for tomorrow's action.

The wooden spaceship crashed into the tarmac of Waterloo Place in central London - part of Royal de Luxe's The Sultan's Elephant event.

The grand finale! La Petite Géante's time machine in full effect.

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