Around Tower Bridge

Following yesterday’s (late!) entry, after Borough Market and Gibbon’s Rent, Jorge and I took a stroll back over Tower Bridge. On the way we spotted a few interesting things. Of course, I took some photos. iPhone photos, but photos none-the-less…

But first I’ll kick it off with a gorgeous (also iPhone) photograph of the area taken by The Photo School:

More London

From Gibbon’s Rent, we walked by German artist Stephan Balkenhol’s wooden “Couple” sculptures on Tooley Street.

Marvelled how interesting the surrounding architecture becomes in the shadow of The Shard:

And of course the immensity of The Shard itself:

And we stumbled upon a few BT Art Boxes as well:

From the BT Art Boxes website:
“Inkie’s artbox ‘Fade to Black no. 2’ is based on tribal patterns and tattoo design with a 21st century pop art twist.”

From the BT Art Boxes website:
“Welcome to London. 230 languages spoken. Exploring the wealth of language in our capital. Vibrant speech bubbles and bustling typography visualise the multinational voices of London. Say ‘hello’ in Dutch or ‘hi’ in Polish; whatever the language, London & Partners send a warm welcome to all that pass through our city.” 

And lastly, a little view of the Olympic rings under Tower Bridge:

Which were actually much better captured and contributed to the LLO Flickr Pool by Sabine Thoele as they were being transported down the Thames back in February:

RingsidePhoto: Ringside by Sabine Thoele

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Elephants 181-190

Bringing in the last week of December, here’s another handful of the colourful elephants…

181. Kubella – The Seaside Elephant by Natalie Guy; originally at St. Christopher’s Place
Kubella - The Seaside Elephant

182. Fatima by Natasha Mann; Kensington Gore
Fatima

183. Jaidayal (The Triumph of Kindness) by Nathalie Gouraud; More London
Jaidayal

184. The Human Disease by Nathan McKenna; originally on Great Eastern Street
The Human Disease

185. Less is Morvi by Nicky Haslam; V&A Museum
Less is Morvi

186. Around the World by Nilesh Mistry; BlackRock, King William Street
Around the World

Around the World

187. Heavenly Jewel by Nilesh Mistry; Leicester Square Gardens
Heavenly Jewel

188. MAYUR GAJENDRA by Nilesh Mistry; BlackRock, King William Street
MAYUR GAJENDRA

189. Elephant Farfalla by Nina Campbell; Orange Square
Elephant Farfalla

190. Josephine by Patrice Moor; Sloane Square
Josephine

For more photos, interviews and other info, visit my Elephant Parade page. Stay tuned for the rest!

Elephants 121-130

Elephants 121-130. If you could have one of these in your garden, which would you choose?

121. James Bond by Oliver Lloyd & Lucy Fleming; Queens Walk – Hungerford Bridge
James Bond

122. Roselephant by Jane Callan; More London
Roselephant

123. A Penny for Your Thoughts by Jane Morgan; 26 Audley Street
A Penny For Your Thoughts

A Penny For Your Thoughts

124. Elfreda by Jeff Hoare; originally at Tower of London
Elfreda

Elfreda

125. Lover by Jeff Royland; Berkeley Square
Lover

126. Untitled (Gajaraja) by Jitish Kallat; Leicester Square Gardens
Untitled (Gajaraja)

127. Gloria by Joanna Martin; Kings Road
Gloria

128. Cotee by Joanna Martin; Greenwich Visitor’s Centre
Cotee

129. Sally by Joanna May; Queens Walk – National Theatre
Sally

Sally

130. Celebrating the International Year of Biodiversity by  IYB, originally at the Natural History Museum
Celebrating the International Year of Biodiversity

For more photos, interviews and other info, visit my Elephant Parade page. Stay tuned for the rest!

Elephants 111-120

Another dose of Elephant Parade for Thursday morning. Here’s numbers 111-120.

111. Mother Nature by Hannes D’haese; The Hempel
MOTHER NATURE

112. Tara by Mark Shand; Hyde Park – Speaker’s Corner
Tara

113. Monopoly Community Chest by Hasbro & Invited Artists; Hamleys Toy Store
Monopoly Community Chest

114. Zambi by Donna Goes; Hamleys Toy Store
Project Zambi

115. Eco the Elephant by Haverstock School & Olswang LLP; originally in High Holborn
Eco the Elephant

Eco the Elephant

116. Hornbill by Helen Cowcher; More London
Hornbill

117. Untitled by India Jane Birley; Queens Walk – Hungerford Bridge
Untitled

Untitled

118. Candy by Isaac Mizrahi; Carnaby Street/Marlborough Street
Candy

119. Oli by Issa; South Molton Street
Oli

Oli

120. The Singing Butler Rides Again by Jack Vettriano; Burlington Arcade
The Singing Butler Rides Again

For more photos, interviews and other info, visit my Elephant Parade page. Stay tuned for the rest!

Elephants 91-100

Mid-week ellie fix. Here’s numbers 91-100.

91. Cupcake by Dick Roberts; Regent Place
Cupcake

92. Tigerphant by Dominique Salm; originally in Newport Court
Tigerphant

93. Tango by Tang; The Dorchester
Tango

94. Charmed by Eitan Portnoy; originally at The Royal Opera House
Charmed

95. Elephas Maximus by Elizabeth Knott; More London
Elephas Maximus

96. Dandi-phant by Ellen Anderson; St. Pancras International
Dandi-phant

97. Saffron by Ellen Stewart; Westfield
Saffron

98. Seymour by Emma Elizabeth Kemp; Natural History Museum
Seymour

99. Buddy by Emma Elizabeth Kemp; Hans Crescent
Buddy

100. Carry on up the Khyber by Emma Sergant; More London
Carry on up the Khyber

Carry on up the Khyber

For more photos, interviews and other info, visit my Elephant Parade page. Stay tuned for the rest!