24 July 2007

Pachyderms of Antwerp


This family of wooden elephants was parading outside the Central Station (the large building in the back) in Antwerp, Belgium on 15 July. They were headed towards the entrance of the Antwerp Zoo next to the station.


The World Congress of Malacology had an opening night reception in the zoo that night. We drank wine, introduced ourselves to those we didn't know and talked; there was no time to walk around the zoo to look at the animals. In fact, the only "animal" I photographed was a nearby potted Wollemi pine. That will be the subject of tomorrow's post.

A certain malacologist-whose identity won't be revealed here-briefly attempted to develop an intimate relationship with one of the anatomically correct male elephants.

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