I would like this for my yard.
Deemed “architecture in motion,” this electromechanical pachyderm is a moving steel cathedral, constructed from recycled materials and American Tulipwood.
Made in France, the elephant is one of the Machines of the Isle of Nantes (Les Machines de l’île), an artistic and cultural project created in the warehouses of the former shipyards in Nantes, France. The elephant is 12 meters high, 8 meters wide and can carry 49 passengers at a rate of one-third kilometer per mile…along the banks of the Loire River. It was the intention of the artists, (François Delarozière and Pierre Orefice) to conceptualize travel through time “at the crossroads of the imaginary worlds of Jules Verne and the mechanical universe of Leonardo da Vinci.”