Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Speeding elephants

the circus arrived in boston. and therefore their elephants, 6 of them, walked from cambridge to the TD garden, where the circus will be. i had read this on universal hub, so me and tim where present to witness it all, in front of the museum of science. we were wondering how it would all happen, as traffic was just buzzing by. but at some point, big policemen on motors stopped all the traffic, and there they were, 6 elephants, one little one, holding each other's tails while they were walking by. ehmm... actually they were racing! they went so fast!!! universal hub did not warn me about that! i was so surprised by their speed, but then realized i never "walked with elephants" (another great title for a movie?!), so what do i know?
before i knew they had passed us, and this first shot was actually the best. we had to run but never really caught up with them (i cannot take pictures and jog at the same time!). well, that was funny.... although i had expected an entire parade... it was just those speeding elephants and their guards, and many, many fat policemen on motors...
i realize i once wrote about elephants and testing bridges, you can read that here. well, this bridge surely passed the test!
here some more pics that i took.

8 comments:

Julie said...

It's kinda neat. When was that?

CaT said...

today, around lunch!

Steffe said...

Cool scene. Not every day you will see elephants walking down the street!

biebkriebels said...

Wow, that is a great photo! To see them walking in a city is really weird with the high buildings behind. Could be a moviescene indeed.

Nellies said...

Had no idea that elephants could walk fast (weer wat geleerd :-)).
Love the photo by the way :-)

Tim said...

when you hold the tail of the person (or elephant) in front of you - you will go as fast as the first person (or elephant). so maybe the first one was really thirsty, or had to go to the bathroom, and therefore the whole parade was moving fast..

Manon said...

The guide on the Duck tour - yes, I went on one of those DUKW amphibious vehicles, I had to join my parents ;) - told us that the TD Garden's ramp is that extended (it's huge) to enable circus elephants to enter the arena. They cannot walk a steeper grade.

this is Belgium said...

great one!