Monday, September 17, 2012

Big Red Guy


On the walkways round the Yarra River in Melbourne are many colourful elephants.
They celebrate the 150th anniversary of Melbourne Zoo.
(c) Gemma Wiseman

Bulky big red guy
Trumpeting for attention
A photo delight

Ruby Tuesday 2


29 comments:

Krzysiek Helak said...

Really, a tasty treat :)

Carletta said...

It is quite delightful!
I've seen horses and mermaids painted. Would love to see more of the elephants.

Rita said...

Your elephant is delightful. So cheery.

I love seeing communities using this kind of artwork to celebrate an event or raise money for charity. I have seen butterflies in st. Louis, horses in Louisville, Kentucky, giant letter O's in Omaha nebraska and the recent elephants in florida for the Republican convention.

Rita said...

Your elephant is delightful. So cheery.

I love seeing communities using this kind of artwork to celebrate an event or raise money for charity. I have seen butterflies in st. Louis, horses in Louisville, Kentucky, giant letter O's in Omaha nebraska and the recent elephants in florida for the Republican convention.

HansHB said...

Great colour, nice photo!
I wish you all a great Ruby Tuesday!

Dianne said...

gemma posted a blue one
this guy is gorgeous too
what a wonderful project

Annie said...

This is so charming. One can't help but smile and then laugh.

Marie said...

Lovely and colorful. Happy RT.

Ralph said...

We cannot underestimate the change in character that a few accessories make. Instead of a dull gray, this pachyderm is now a modern updated icon. Nice glasses too!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Great Pic & verse!

Alexa said...

Very colorful! One summer we had painted cows all over NYC—but if there was a point, I don't remember what it was. :~} By all means, let's safeguard these splendid animals!

cassandrasminicorner said...

That is one pretty elephant!

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Lina Gustina said...

Love this artful elephant.

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Gattina said...

What a nice elephant ! We had that once here with cows. Whole Brussels was filled with colorful cow sculptures.

Felisol said...

Great, in fact double great sculpture and catch. It surely must be a she elephant. Those ruby lips and toe nails are revealing.

Chrissy Brand said...

Certainly not to be forgotten!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I've seen these types of art sculptures in many cities, horses, cattle, chickens, pigs...and now elephants. Cool stuff!!!

NixBlog said...

Nice one!
Thanks for hosting.

Halcyon said...

Such a nice red elephant! Love that bright color. :)

DawnTreader said...

Wow. That's... colourful! :)

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Oh yes! A photo delight! And the words too!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Hope you are having a fabulous week****

jMo said...

Love it. There was a great visit from the Cow Parade people a few years back and you see them here and there. Wish they'd come back.

Narda said...

I love this elephant! I've pinned it! We had a series of giant sculptures too: orcas, bears and currently those terracotta warriors.

Terry said...

this is such a cute picture magical teacher...even the toe nails are painted for the ruby tuesday occasion!
magical teacher, i was so inspired by felisol's ruby post that i just had to dedicate my ruby tuesday post for her..you must read her post if you haven't already.
please have a blessed day magical teacher and keep up the good work!...love terry

Gemma Wiseman said...

Ummm - somehow this has been posted by MMT! But it is actually my post! O well!

Mo said...

The toenails are the the best.

Ann said...

once some one was thinking of sending our sole elephant to you zoo.

Louis la Vache said...

A Ruby Red 1935 Packard Twelve.

lanie said...

very cute colors of statue elephant, happy RT2, the tumbler