Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Carlsberg Elephant Entrance

The above photo was taken in 1979. The elephants name is Thaia, and she look's like she is ready to jerk that chain out of some poor hapless person's hand.

The famous elephants at the entrance to the brewery were created by the artist Nilaus Fristrup on the basis on drawings he had studied. The animals are in fact of neither Indian nor African type — the ears are as the Indian elephant has, but the size and conformation are more of an African elephant, so the statues are the product of the creator’s fantasy. The sculptural composition was made on the initiative of brewer Carl Jacobsen, who was inspired by the Minerva Square in Rome.

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