Vintage Elephant Playground Slides, Leipzig and Mecklenberg Germany

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In trying to find more information about the Japanese slide, I came across these two vintage elephants, one in Leipzig and one in Mecklenberg.  The obvious suitability of an elephant’s trunk for a slide makes this one of the most popular play animalias…giving rise to interpretations ranging from the blocky modernity of the Mecklenberg example to the cartoony friendliness of the Leipzig piece.  Regardless, they are generally beloved.   Do you know of a playground elephant, particularly a vintage one?  Tell me in the comments…

3 Responses to “Vintage Elephant Playground Slides, Leipzig and Mecklenberg Germany”

  1. Paige Johnson said:

    Thanks Ric!

    January 15, 2014 at 3:06 pm

  2. Ric Morgan said:

    Just came across a new elephant slide when at Sydney’s newly reopened Prince Alfred Park Pool. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjhs/11927387756/

    January 13, 2014 at 5:14 am

  3. Ilse said:

    Nice post! I love the elephant slides!

    When I grew up there was an Elephant climber / slide next to the apartment were my grandmother lived. (The Netherlands) Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of it, but it looked a lot like this one: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/539165386610419238/

    Also a very nice Elephant slide I found on Flickr. Made by Miracle Recreations (USA):
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/29970376@N08/5976406404/in/photolist-a77DpJ-8sEiTt-8LGUuj-8NheLM-8Nhga8-8NkiHL-8Nkipb-7EM1St-7EM2j8-7EQSzs-7ELZPV-7EQQYN-Eg8u1-2Z7e6v

    And you probably also stumbled on this one from Singapore: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/539165386608946181/

    And last but not least a nice Vietnam swimming pool Elephant slide: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/539165386609394124/

    December 16, 2013 at 4:21 am

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