Sunday, May 28, 2006

alternative transportation

It is not uncommon to see an elephant among the many other animals, cows, goats, chickens, dogs or horses on the road in India. I can understand in rural areas but I was very surprised the first time I saw an elephant on the highway in Mumbai. Today, this elephant was on a main road connecting 'town' and the suburbs - SV road.

I heard a friend of slaints actually used an elephant in his wedding baraat (procession to wedding site) - he wanted to be different. Traditionally in the groom's baaraat he rides a decorated horse and is surrounded by a marching band and friends and family dancing. And this all takes place on the main roads as they pick up the groom at his home and escort him to the wedding ceremony.


Blogger Lisi said...

This is really something...I've never seen (in person) elephant outside of zoos..

9:03 PM  
Blogger eurobrat said...

I wish we had onthe streets elephants here!

4:18 AM  
Blogger eurobrat said...

Oops- sorry for the bad grammar above!

I love it when elephants are painted for special events- they are such beautiful animals.

4:21 AM  
Blogger perle de rosée said...

Cool, an elephant on the street, in the Avesnois, we have only the Bouzouc, a dragon. Look at my site !

5:28 AM  
Blogger dissenter said...

Yeah I wish I would have gotten a decorated elephant. They use neon bright paints/powders to draw designs. very fun

8:34 AM  
Blogger Marie McC said...

Love it! I've always liked elephants.

5:55 PM  
Blogger geneline said...

Very exotic! Make me dream...

6:42 AM  

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