Sunday, 7 May 2006

The Sultan's Elephant

Girl astronaut emerges from spacecraft - photo by Shehani Fernando
A spaceship landed in London on Thursday. What did it contain? We waited with bated breath. Answer: a 16ft marionette of a young girl who is being sought by a sultan on his mechanical elephant! White slaver? Girl and elephant met on Saturday as part of a spectacular four-day street theatre created by French arts company Royal de Luxe. Congratulations to Shehani Fernando, who scooped Getty and AP by catching the girl emerging from her spaceship. This is the only amateur photo in BBC News website's top 8 images of the event. BBC London has appealed for more photos and they're coming in; click the title link to see them and a map of the event. Sunday is the last day. What will the Sultan do with his schoolgirl astronaut now that he's found her? So far the crowds are loving it...


At 8/5/06, Blogger Jacoblog said...

OOOH I love it too; and I wasn't even able to bear witness. What a spectacular sight! A friend of mine in London has also taken photographs - I should tell her to send 'em to BBC. :)

The girl is creepy though - sort of Pinocchio meets Corpse Bride.

At 9/5/06, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Great description of the girl! I know what you mean. If your friend clicks the title link for this blog, she'll go to the BBC website where all The Sultan's Elephant photos are. The BBC may have enough. If she took a really good photo pf the elephant, I wouldn't mind publishing it on my blog. My e-mail address is

At 9/5/06, Blogger Jacoblog said...

This is my friend's blog

I'm hoping she'll post some more Sultan pics soon!

At 9/5/06, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Thanks. I'll have a look.


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