Elephant Parade :)

by Maria March. 24, 2009 4177 views

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. [nydailynews.com]

Outside the Midtown Tunnel

Lots of cops for crowd and vehicle control

Thousands of people lined 34th Street, after midnight, to wait for the elephants!

Then the cops on bikes arrived.

Everyone is getting ready. The elephants are coming!

The circus clowns entertained us first.

The first elephant was in sight.

Nine more smaller elephants followed, linked tail to snout.

It was amazing watching elephants trot through the streets of Manhattan.

Then horses and ponies followed.

The entire parade lasted what seemed like only two minutes! But what great fun!

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Susan Jane 8 years, 1 month ago

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!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Monika 8 years, 1 month ago

I guess they are a rare sight even on new york`s streets :-) impressive

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Tantatantan 8 years, 1 month ago

great reportage! :)

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Aslan G. Aghdam 8 years, 1 month ago

Thax for reportage

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 8 years, 1 month ago

interesting report! you have a large angle lens tet 3 elephants in your picture! :))pic 5 is awesome!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Mehdi Saharkhiz 8 years, 2 months ago

very cool D

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
Arun Dasgupta 8 years, 2 months ago

Nice shots and wonderful reportage.

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
Nanou 8 years, 2 months ago

Great reportage!

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jet28 8 years, 2 months ago

That's amazing! Love the sense of anticipation in your set :-)

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
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8 years, 2 months ago Edited
Elclic 8 years, 2 months ago

the elepahants are moving way to fast to get good shoots ! so dont worry i like the photos previous to the elephant parade

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jumiella 8 years, 2 months ago

The elephants on streets of city! Super reportage!

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sara G 8 years, 2 months ago

Glad you caught this part of the show, I love elephants :-)

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jacki 8 years, 2 months ago

THAT must have been quite something to see... thanks for sharing!

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
Dragana Jurisic 8 years, 2 months ago

love this. it's really good

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
Achaisson 8 years, 2 months ago

Wonderful! I haven't been to the circus in years - always a good time!

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sherij 8 years, 2 months ago

How fun!

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
Leocheung 8 years, 2 months ago

Very interesting event. Good reportage.

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
Betty 8 years, 2 months ago

The Greatest Show on Earth!! Thanks for sharing.

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
Krystyna Knypl 8 years, 2 months ago

what a great reportage!

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
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