The elephant on the wall

Bunkers, shelters and other buildings
User avatar
Steve Jones
PostsCOLON 1500
JoinedCOLON Fri 18 Jan, 2008 2:41 pm
LocationCOLON Wakefield

The elephant on the wall

Postby Steve Jones » Tue 19 Sep, 2017 5:25 pm

Where I work in York Place,there is a passage leading to Park Place which is normally open during the day.It is currently shut at the Park Place end because a huge mural of an elephant bursting from the wall is being spray painted on a wall. Whilst giving myself and fellow workers a welcome relief from the tedium,we are all wondering what the significance of it is.
I haven't been able to ask the painter as he is up in the air on a cherry picker(it is a huge piece) and we can't find anything online.Anyone know more :?:
Steve Jones
I don't know everything, I just like to give that impression!
User avatar
uncle mick
PostsCOLON 1408
JoinedCOLON Wed 14 Jan, 2009 6:43 am

Re: The elephant on the wall

Postby uncle mick » Wed 20 Sep, 2017 9:15 am

I Don't know if this the one you refer to but it's off a FB page Mural Life dated 18th Sept & I quote " Progress on this mural before rain stopped play today. The elephant refers to the Leeds royal armouries who house one of the best examples of elephant armour in the world. More tomorrow!!" https://www.facebook.com/RussMeehanMura ... itiArtist/

Elephant.jpg
Elephant.jpg (138.11 KiB) Viewed 333 times
jma
PostsCOLON 157
JoinedCOLON Fri 05 Aug, 2016 3:38 pm

Re: The elephant on the wall

Postby jma » Wed 20 Sep, 2017 9:49 am

uncle mick wroteColonI Don't know if this the one you refer to ...


I doubt there's another. :lol:

Thanks for linking to the picture, by the way, because I'm pretty sure you have both answered the query and shown the rest of us what the thread's about.
User avatar
Steve Jones
PostsCOLON 1500
JoinedCOLON Fri 18 Jan, 2008 2:41 pm
LocationCOLON Wakefield

Re: The elephant on the wall

Postby Steve Jones » Wed 20 Sep, 2017 1:30 pm

Thats the one,thanks for posting the picture.
Steve Jones
I don't know everything, I just like to give that impression!

User avatar
uncle mick
PostsCOLON 1408
JoinedCOLON Wed 14 Jan, 2009 6:43 am

Re: The elephant on the wall

Postby uncle mick » Thu 21 Sep, 2017 9:17 am

The finished product https://www.facebook.com/RussMeehanMura ... 2658030015

Elephant 1.jpg
Elephant 1.jpg (67.4 KiB) Viewed 256 times


Elephant 2.jpg
Elephant 2.jpg (112.14 KiB) Viewed 255 times
volvojack
PostsCOLON 722
JoinedCOLON Tue 26 Jan, 2016 11:57 am

Re: The elephant on the wall

Postby volvojack » Thu 21 Sep, 2017 11:12 am

That is fantastic Uncle Mick, I can see it is extremely large, could you tell me approx. just how big it is.
Certainly will make it my business to see it next time i am in Leeds.
User avatar
Steve Jones
PostsCOLON 1500
JoinedCOLON Fri 18 Jan, 2008 2:41 pm
LocationCOLON Wakefield

Re: The elephant on the wall

Postby Steve Jones » Thu 21 Sep, 2017 11:47 am

it is entitled Winifred ,which happens to have been my Grandmother and Aunties name.The company who did it are from Manchester so I had to wonder if the fact that she appears to be trampling on the white rose is deliberate<G>.
As a Lancastrian, I am now seeing it as a poor Lancastrian elephant depicted fleeing the horrors of Yorkshire hence the broken chains etc<G>.
Steve Jones
I don't know everything, I just like to give that impression!
jim
PostsCOLON 1775
JoinedCOLON Sun 17 May, 2009 10:09 am

Re: The elephant on the wall

Postby jim » Thu 21 Sep, 2017 12:58 pm

OOps!
Last edited by 1 on jim, edited 0 times in total.

jim
PostsCOLON 1775
JoinedCOLON Sun 17 May, 2009 10:09 am

Re: The elephant on the wall

Postby jim » Thu 21 Sep, 2017 1:05 pm

jim wroteColon
Steve Jones wroteColonit is entitled Winifred ,which happens to have been my Grandmother and Aunties name.The company who did it are from Manchester so I had to wonder if the fact that she appears to be trampling on the white rose is deliberate<G>.
As a Lancastrian, I am now seeing it as a poor Lancastrian elephant depicted fleeing the horrors of Yorkshire hence the broken chains etc<G>.


I, as a Yorkshireman see this as a brute Lancastrian elephant trampling on a poor innoffensive Yorkshire rose of course Steve!
Last edited by 1 on jim, edited 0 times in total.
jim
PostsCOLON 1775
JoinedCOLON Sun 17 May, 2009 10:09 am

Re: The elephant on the wall

Postby jim » Thu 21 Sep, 2017 1:11 pm

Oops!

Return to





Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 2 and 0 guests