Little Girl and Her Best Friend Elephant, ca. 1980s

Lovely photographs captured the relationship between a circus elephant and the trainer’s daughter. The photos were taken by John Drysdale in England from the 1980s. “I don’t know the name of the girl or the elephant but they were close friends!”

“The girl grew up with the elephant and they became best friends, playing with one another daily. They simply liked being together, and, since the elephant had an unusual ability to sit on his haunches, they were able to be close with physical ease.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/little-girl-and-her-best-friend-elephant-ca-1980s/

Elephant Hotel: The Prime Example of Novelty Architecture in 1880s

Novelty architecture, also called programmatic or mimetic architecture, is a type of architecture in which buildings and other structures are given unusual shapes for purposes such as advertising or to copy other famous buildings without any intention of being authentic.

h/t: vintag.es

Their size and novelty means that they often serve as landmarks. They are distinct from architectural follies, in that novelty architecture is essentially usable buildings in eccentric form whereas follies are non-usable, ornamental buildings often in eccentric form.

Utility buildings and “novelty structures” are the red headed step-children of architecture – Like the Elephant Hotel, a 10 room hotel built in 1885. Intended to be one of a menagerie of buildings in the Margate City project in Atlantic City, New Jersey.




SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/elephant-hotel-the-prime-example-of-novelty-architecture-in-1880s/

Elephant in the Bathroom

SOURCE: https://gifsboom.net/elephant-drinking-toilet/

What My Friends See When I’m Drunk.

SOURCE: https://gifsboom.net/baby-elephant-falls-asleep/

Elephant hugs. [video]





Elephant hugs. [video]

SOURCE: http://gifsboom.net/post/157794483811

African Bush Elephant. Source



African Bush Elephant. Source

SOURCE: http://earthlynation.tumblr.com/post/153425311536

bye bye. [video]



bye bye. [video]

SOURCE: http://gifsboom.net/post/152099053649

Elephant Come To Rescue People. [video]







Elephant Come To Rescue People. [video]

SOURCE: http://gifsboom.net/post/152036434249

Elephants playing with girls





Elephants playing with girls

SOURCE: http://gifsboom.net/post/149661432179

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SOURCE: http://gifsboom.net/post/147987309564