Elephant Parade 41-50

Happy Friday! Here’s another batch of elephants to kick off the weekend.

41. Travels on my Elephant by Elephant Family; Notting Hill Gate
Travels on my Elephant

42. Lahu Girl by Yodsaran Chaidungkaew; St. James’s Park
Lahu Girl

43. Sherlock Holmes by Turdsak Piromkraipak; Baker Street
Sherlock Holmes

44. Fish & Chips by Thammakit Thamboon; Green Park
Fish & Chips

45. New Map of London by Nongklan Ponningmas; Originally at More London
New Map of London

46. Bobby by Thammakit Thamboon; Hyde Park – Speaker’s Corner
Bobby

47. Tea Roses by Narongrit Asokwattana; More London
Tea Roses

48. Decors by Pimprapa Dundej; More London
Decors

49. Ferrous by Michael Howells; originally at The Royal Opera House
Ferrous

Ferrous

50. Heaven’s Haathi by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla; Selfridges
Heaven's Haathi

Faves from this batch, anyone? I’m going to go with Ferrous.

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

London Restaurants: Blue Elephant

After checking out Sherlock Holmes (excellent) at Vue cinema in Fulham last week, K treated me to dinner at the lovely Thai restaurant, the Blue Elephant around the corner.

Image from Blue Elephant website

“Sawatdee,” we were greeted at the door where we could leave our coats before walking through a welcome blast of warm air into the main area of the restaurant. There were Thai handicrafts and rustic roodwork, a small bridge we crossed over a pond full of huge koi fish. We were seated next to the fish pond and the sound of a trickling fountain with lush green plants trailing down the walls. (In case you’re interested, they feed the fish most days around 6pm.)

It was pretty, relaxing, with friendly professional staff and, most importantly, excellent food. Pricey drinks, but the main courses were only an average of about £15. Their website has a lot of information on main dishes (I had tamarind duck and royal fried rice; K ordered crispy lemongrass chicken and morning glory) and more about the restaurant itself. Check out their classic menu and the rest of the site for more details.

Definitely worth a visit or two for the whole experience.

BLUE ELEPHANT LONDON
3-6 Fulham Broadway
London SW6 1AA United Kingdom
TEL: +44 20 7385 6595
EMAIL: london@blueelephant.com