Elephant Parade :)

  • Posted March 24, 2009 by Maria Viewed 3977 times
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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. [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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      2009.04.14 Edited

      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!

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      2009.04.01 Edited

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

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      2009.03.28 Edited

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

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      2009.03.26 Edited

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

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      2009.03.26 Edited

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      tanks.

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      2009.03.26 Edited

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

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      2009.03.25 Edited

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