Tag Archives for elephants

25Jun2010

Elephant Artists

Elephant at an easel, using his trunk to paint. Mae Sa camp, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Elephant artists? Painting elephants? Now, like baby pandas, that’s something you don’t see every day. The pachyderms of Maesa Camp work with an incredible concentration. Squinting through their long eyelashes and crepey eyelids, they delicately handle children’s paintbrushes with the sensitive tips of trunks strong enough to lift entire logs. The results? Now, these paintings […]

25Mar2010

Palanquins and Kings

temple_luang_prabang

The generational differences between me and Z never cease to amaze me. We went to the Royal Palace in Luang Prabang, Laos, yesterday, former home of the kings of Laos. We were pacing down a corridor in our bare feet, trying to work out the sense of the legend of the Lao prince who became […]