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Elephant Parade :)

2009.03.24
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Outside the Midtown Tunnel
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Lots of cops for crowd and vehicle control
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Thousands of people lined 34th Street, after midnight, to wait for the elephants!
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Then the cops on bikes arrived.
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Everyone is getting ready. The elephants are coming!
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The circus clowns entertained us first.
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The first elephant was in sight.
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Nine more smaller elephants followed, linked tail to snout.
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It was amazing watching elephants trot through the streets of Manhattan.
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Then horses and ponies followed.
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The entire parade lasted what seemed like only two minutes! But what great fun!
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Early Tuesday morning, I stood on 34th Street, outside the exit of the Midtown Tunnel, to witness the elephants that were on their way to their next circus gig at Madison Square Garden. The rumor I heard is that they can't cross the east side bridges, so they have to walk through the tunnel. It was fantastic!

My shots aren't so good, but you get the idea. :)

Here's an article to read.
23 Comments
mimax2 what a great reportage!
mimax2 · 2009-03-25: 12:09
lifeisgood The Greatest Show on Earth!! Thanks for sharing.
lifeisgood · 2009-03-25: 12:12
leocheung Very interesting event. Good reportage.
leocheung · 2009-03-25: 12:26
SheriJ How fun!
SheriJ · 2009-03-25: 12:41
achaisson Wonderful! I haven't been to the circus in years - always a good time!
achaisson · 2009-03-25: 13:22
Dragana love this. it's really good
Dragana · 2009-03-25: 14:42
DancingDolphin THAT must have been quite something to see... thanks for sharing!
DancingDolphin · 2009-03-25: 16:16
NellyBly Glad you caught this part of the show, I love elephants :-)
NellyBly · 2009-03-25: 17:29
whether you like it or not What a wonder ful picturization, I wish i could have attended it.
You are genius.
Whether you like it or not.
whether you like it or not · 2009-03-25: 18:15
JumiElla The elephants on streets of city! Super reportage!

JumiElla · 2009-03-25: 19:20
elclic the elepahants are moving way to fast to get good shoots ! so dont worry i like the photos previous to the elephant parade
elclic · 2009-03-26: 02:17
SINA73 you have a very good blog
please.visit me and
take any comments for me
tanks. <sina73>
SINA73 · 2009-03-26: 02:37
jet28 That's amazing! Love the sense of anticipation in your set :-)
jet28 · 2009-03-26: 05:11
ASphotography Great reportage!
ASphotography · 2009-03-26: 14:58
dgarun Nice shots and wonderful reportage.
dgarun · 2009-03-27: 00:08
onlymehdi very cool D
onlymehdi · 2009-03-27: 10:34
tomie interesting report! you have a large angle lens tet 3 elephants in your picture! :))pic 5 is awesome!
tomie · 2009-03-28: 04:32
Aghdam Thax for reportage
Aghdam · 2009-03-29: 17:57
????? very nice....
خیلی جالب هست. انگار یه مراسم خاص هست. حضور فیل ها وسط خیابون تو شب خیلی جالب تر هست. گو این که شما فارسی نمیدونید. ولی من هم متاسفانه انگلیش خیلی حالیم نیست. باید نظر کاملم رو فارسی بنویسم. موفق باشید
????? · 2009-03-30: 13:47
tantatantan great reportage! :)
tantatantan · 2009-03-31: 02:17
longimanus I guess they are a rare sight even on new york`s streets :-) impressive
longimanus · 2009-04-01: 18:03
giodinu beautiful, thanks for sharing
giodinu · 2009-04-06: 13:30
susjustjake One of my favorite childhood memories is of my family going to NY to see the circus. Thank you for the post. Brought back some very old and precious memories for me!
susjustjake · 2009-04-14: 02:04
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