Sultan’s Elephant

I wish I could have been in London to see this:

Mechanical elephant

It walked around Whitehall!

It was apparently a piece of street theatre by “Royal de Luxe”, who travel around major cities performing this act. Skuds was there, and has a good write up. There’s a great flickr set here, which works well as a slideshow, a collective photo pool here, video of the elephant here – check out the ears! – and the remarkable puppet girl here.

I love that this exists.