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Elephants and elephants

By spotogspindel | May 13, 2015

There are 450 working elephants in Sri Lanka, 6000 wild elephants, and thousands upon thousands of images of elephants, be it decorations, sculptures, paintings…

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Made of wood, metal, stone… painted, carved, chiseled…

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or wax-batic-dyed onto cotton, like below…

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Most of them are beautiful, but none can compare to the real thing. Once you´ve met them , you can understand the fascination and inspiration they give for artistic expression.

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Visiting the elephant orphanage in Pinnawala, we met dozens of elephants. The youngest ones only about a year, we even got to give them milk from a bottle! (Unfortunately, no photos, only on film)

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And after the meal, the all went for a good bath to cool down.

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It was quite a sight, the elephants walking freely, splashing around, enjoying themselves.

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Yes, we are now also the elephant-ladies, not just the Come-and-Go-girls 😉

Topics: travel | 1 Comment »

One Response to “Elephants and elephants”

  1. gail Says:
    May 18th, 2015 at 22:31

    You both look so lovely and composed, surrounded by those amazing creatures! 🙂

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