The aptly named Elephant Rock on a rocky shore is our Mason shot today. It has probably been eroded a little more in the past 100+ years, but it certainly looks like an elephant to this observer. But where is it? (Apologies for the delay in posting today, the Bad Panda had me driven distracted)
Thanks to sharon.corbet
who quickly identified this geological landform to White Rocks Beach east of Portrush in County Antrim!
Collection: Mason Photographic Collection
Date: ca. 1890-1910
NLI Ref: M34/15
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
French was there too - Elephant Rock, Portrush
It really does resemble a pachyderm in so many details! A wonderful shot and French's shot is even more convincing!
Dún Laoghaire Micheál
I'm seeing many elephants - but at least they're in black and white and not pink.
Mr Mason copied Mr French - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000325484 Tusk tusk !!
I thought I knew that bit of coastline. Where is this formation? Is it west of Portrush (towards Portstewart?) or east of Portrush (towards Dunluce and the Causeway?)
Mean Mister Colonel Mustard
Wind and water are great artists! I'd say this is one of their masterpieces, along with clouds and monsoons.
White rocks, east of Portrush:
... which makes this a White Elephant ! A Red Herring about White Elephants which was new to me - ...The term derives from the story that the kings of Siam, now Thailand, were accustomed to make a present of one of these animals to courtiers who had rendered themselves obnoxious, in order to ruin the recipient by the cost of its maintenance. ... From - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_elephant
National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Thanks to https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] and all for confirmation of location today. Have updated the map and description. We were kinda hoping what rhymes https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia might come up with for "pachyderm" today - But wasn't to be :) (You just can't predict when the muse will strike :) )
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Sorry, my poetic licence ran out, and I haven't had a chance to renew it. Perhaps https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ has an inimitable gem to add ?
Can Pac Swire
Interesting place! Never heard of this before. Thanks for sharing.
yes I also immediately see an elephant in this!