Welcome to my first blog post of June. Today I went to the London Science Museum with my son, Kris, and dispite the constant rain - which was ok as we were inside most of the day - we had a throughly good day.
Sat in the IMAX cinema and watched an amazing film about the Hubble Space Telescope in 3D - wow you felt as though you were actually there in space! We did want to visit the Natural History Museum as well but we were enjoying ourselves far to much at the Science Museum and didn't have time enough for it - nevermind.
On the way out we spotted this little elephant isn't he gorgeous?
He is one of hundreds of decorated elephants taking part in the London Elephant Parade to raise awareness of the plight of Asian Elephants across the world. This little chap is Phoolan number 66. I had heard the parade was taking place and hoped that on our travels around London today we would spot one and this little chap was sitting right outside!
This side of him is beautifully decorated with hundreds of little tiles.
Here's a close up of the artwork
The otherside of him is the reality of what these elephants have to face to exist.
They are hunted by man, killed for ivory, maimed by landmines and their homes are reduced to deforestation. If you would like to find out more visit the Elephant Family website.
Thanks for visiting my blog today.