Elephant parade – asian elephants enjoy life in harbour and parks in Copenhagen

Open air exhibition of 102 elephants statues decorated by international and danish artists.

"Corridoors", artist: Turdsak Piromkraipak. Elephant Parade, Langelinie Quay, Copenhagen Harbour. Click on the photo and use your zoom control and you can see the picture in full screen size. Photo: 29. june 2011

The asian elephants are in a threathening situation by human urbanisation, pollution and hunting.

There are only 25-35.000 asian elephants left living today all over Asia. It is a decrease of more than 200.000 asian elephants the last 100 years.

“The Asian Elephant Foundation” has arranged this exhibition in Copenhagen, Denmark to “contribute to conservation of Asian elephants and the public awareness of their life threathening situation”.

See how the elephants enjoy life in the harbour and parks in Copenhagen:

Langelinie Quay, Copenhagen Harbour:

Langelinie Quay, Copenhagen Harbour. At right the entrance of Copenhagen Harbour with the sea- fortress "Trekroner", which played an important defence line in the sea battle between the english navy under command of admiral sir Hyde Parker and viceadmiral lord Horatio Nelson and the danish navy the 2. april 18o1. "Costa Deliziosa", Geneo, cruse ship in the middle of the photo and behind that ship "Celebrity Eclipse", Valletta, cruise ship at the Langelinie Quay. Photo: 29. june 2011

"Cirkus", artist: Finn Heiberg. Elepanht Parade, Langelinie Quay, Copenhagen Harbour. Photo: 29. june 2011

Costa Deliziosa, Geneo. Cruise ship at Langelinie Quay, Copenhagen Harbour. Photo: 29. june 2011

Celebrity Eclipse, Valletta. Cruise ship at Langelinie Quay, Copenhagen Harbour. Photo: 29. june 2011.

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"Vera", artist: Jan Oksbøl Callesen. Elephant Parade, Small harbour close to Langelinie Quay in the background. Photo: 29. june 2011

"Sørensen", artist: Steen Møller Rasmussen. Elephant Parade at a small harbour close to Langelinie Quay in Copenhagen Harbour. Photo: 29. june 2011

Copenhagen Harbour close to Gefion Fountain and Fortress Kastellet:

Elephant Parade in Copenhagen Harbour close to Gefion Fountain and the english anblican Sct. Albin Church behind the elephant. At right in the photo ramparts and moats of Fortress Kastellet builded 1660-65 by King Frederik 3 (1648-70). Photo: 29. june 2011

Elephant, artist: Smike Kazner. Elephant Parade in Copenhagen Harbour close to Gefion Fountain and Fortress Kastellet. Photo: 29. june 2011

Follow Copenhagen Harbour Waterfront from Gefion Fountain passing Maersk – A. P. Moeller Domicil, Amaliehaven to Kvæsthusmolen at Admiral Hotel and former storehous from about 1770:

Kvæsthusmolen at Admiral Hotel:

Ittikorn Chaingam: Blue Mermaid. Elephant Parade Copenhagen 2011. Admiral Hotel at left and Copenhagen Harbour Waterfront with Kvæsthusmolen at right. Photo: 9. july 2011

Ittikorn Chaingam: Blue Mermaid. Elephant Parade Copenhagen 2011. In the background J. Lauritzen Shipping Company, former DFDS Shipping Company Domicile. Copenhagen Harbour Water Front at Admiral Hotel and Kvæsthusmolen at left. Photo: 9. july 2011

Copenhagen Harbour Waterfront at Kvæsthusgraven with the former storehouse, now Admiral Hotel. In the background Amaliehaven and 3 more sorehouses, all builded in second half of 1700 for the trade by South East Asia Compagny. Photo: 9. july 2011

Nyhavn – a 400 m canal builded by King Christian 5th in 1671-73 for shipping routes – load and unloading of goods directly to storehouses at the quay:

Nyhavn - 400 long canal builded 1671-73 with storehouses directly to quay of the Canal. Notice the black and white shipdog on the deck of the ship at right. Click on the photo and use your zoom control and you can see it in full screen size. Photo: 9. july 2011

Nyhavn - 400 m long, 25 m wide and 3 m deep canal builded 1671-74 from Copenhagen Harbour Waterfront to the new central square Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen. In the back and left of the photo: The new central square "Kongens Nytorv" builded 1671. Photo: 9. july 2011

Elephant Parade at the Anchor in Nyhavn:

Jane Veveris Callan: Mosha the world at your feet. Elephant Parade in Copenhagen. At the Anchor in Nyhavn. Photo: 5. july 2011

Jane Veveris Callan: Mosha the world at your feet. The Elephant Parade 2011. Nyhavn at the Anchor. In the background Kongens Nytorv with The French Embassy, former Thott Palace builded by the danish naval hero Niels Juel 1683-86. Photo: 5. july 2011

Komol Tamseewan: Human within Elphant. The Elephant Parade at the Anchor in Nyhavn. In the background you see the Anchor and Chorlottenborg Palace builded 1672-83 at Kongens Nytorv. Photo: 5. july 2011

Komol Tamseewan: Human witin Elphant. Elephant Parade at the Anchor in Nyhavn. Photo: 5. july 2011

At Christianshavn Canal – a unique quarter builded by King Christian 4 1616-22 as a fortress to protect Copenhagen Castle and town – is another decorated asian elephant enjoying life:

Take on “DFDS Canal Tour” or a “NETTO Canal Boat” from Nyhavn to Christianshavn Square:

A floating Cafe, restaurant and small boat hiring in Christianshavn Canal as neighbor to Christianshavn Square. Photo: 7. july 2011

Ekkawin Mahaek: Eagle Thon,The Elephant Parade. At the bridge: Sct. Annæ Gade "Snurrebroen", Christianshavn Kanal. In the background of the photo you can see one of "DFDS Canal Boats". Photo: 7. july 2011

Elephant Parade Copenhagen 2011. Christianshavn Canal on Sct. Annæ Bridge. In the background a storehouse close to the Canal. Photo: 7. july 2011

Decorated asian elephants in the parks in Copenhagen:

Kings Garden, Kongens Have:

Sunny Asemota: Tiger-Pussy-Elephant at left. At right Steen Larsen. Elephant Road. Elephant Parade, Kings Garden, Kongens Have from 1606 with Rosenborg Castle builded by king Christian (1588-1648) in 1635-38 in style nederland-reneissance., Copenhagen. Photo: 29. june 2011

Sunny Asemota: Tiger-Pussy Elephant. Elephant Parade, Kings Garden, Copenhagen. Photo: 29. june 2011

Steen Larsen: Elephant Road. Elephant Parade, Kings Garden, Copenhagen. Photo: 29. june 2011

Steen Larsen: Elephant Road. Elephant Parade. Kings Garden, Copenhagen. Photo: 29. june 2011

Elephant parade. Kings Garden, Copenhagen. Photo: 29. june 2011

In august 2011 another elephant had joined the elephant group in Kings Garden (Kongens Have):

From three to four elephants enjoying the relaxed life in Kings Garden (Kongens Have): The Human Elephant by Kristian Funder-Nielsen at left in picture. Photo: 8. august 2011 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

The Human Elephant by Kristian Funder-Nielsen. The elephant Parade in Copenhagen 2011. Kings garden. Photo: 8. august 2011 by Erik K Abrahamsen

Botanical Garden:

"Fragile Beauty", artist: Jose van Weert. Elephant Parade. Bothanical Garden, Copenhagen. Photo: 29. june 2011

Elephant Parade. Bothanical Garden. Poto: 29. june 2011

Elephant Parade. Bothanical Garden, Copenhagen. Photo: 29. june 2011

Elephants at the entrance to Østre Anlæg (Eastern Garden) close to Statens Museum for Kunst (The State Museum of Art):

Lucy Love: Techno. Østre Anlæg (Eastern Garden). Elephant Parade Copenhagen 2011. In the background Østre Anlæg and Statens Museum for Kunst (State Museum of Art). Photo: 29. june 2011

Hanne Ravn Hermansen: DJ Ella. Elephant Parade Copenhagen 2011 at the entrance to Østre Anlæg (Easter Garden) at right in the picture. Photo: 29. june 2011


The 9. septembre 2011 all the 102 decorated elephants will be sold by Bruun-Rasmussen auctioneers.

All the money of the selling will be given to “The Asian  Elephant Foundation”.

You can give your bid on all 102 elephants on www.bruun-rasmussen.dk

Copyright 2011 text and photos Erik K Abrahamsen

All rights reserved

None of the photos has been manipulated in size or colours. All photos has been scanned into my homepage, as I took them with my camera.

Copenhagen, 29. june 2011

With love

Erik

Updated 10. august 2011

Updated: 9. august 2011


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