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26 October 2012

Le grand éléphant

This amazing elephant was created by Francois Delaroziére and Pierre Orefice for Machines de l'ile á Nantes in France. I saw a photo of it on Pinterest months ago and saved it. Well, here the thing is in motion! You steam punk fans are going to loves it! Not the greatest thing to listen to, but positively amazing as a sculpture:

As the website says:
He lives in the central street of the Nefs. When the majestic animal goes out for its walk, it is like architecture in motion departing a steel cathedral. The 49 passengers on board embark on an amazing journey on the Ile de Nantes. Each time the pachyderm goes out, it is a unique spectacle for everyone to enjoy.
Thanks to The Kid Should See This for the heads up.

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