VIDEO: Giant hippo called HippopoThames, created by artist Florentijn Hofman, passes through Thames Barrier

VIDEO: Giant hippo passes through Thames Barrier

A picture of the hippo by Totally Thames

The hippo reaches the barrier (Pic by @AlanBarrierEA)

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A giant hippo has made its way through the Thames Barrier this afternoon.

The 21-metre-long structure, named “HippopoThames” by its creator, renowned Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, passed through the Thames Barrier at around 3.15pm, before reaching its final destination, Nine Elms at the South Bank.

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Members of the public are invited to an afternoon of free family activities and light refreshments at Riverside Gardens, starting the Totally Thames series of events.

Hofman was inspired to construct his latest sculpture by historical evidence that hippos once populated the Thames.

This structure is the first UK commission of Hofman, who is famous for his large works.  His most well-known work is Rubber Duck, a 26-metre high inflatable duck that was unveiled in 2007.

 

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5:59pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Dean ambrose says...

Looks like sarfflondonbird off to collect her benefits
Looks like sarfflondonbird off to collect her benefits Dean ambrose
  • Score: -8

9:46pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Dean ambrose wrote:
Looks like sarfflondonbird off to collect her benefits
Steady on boi.

How would you like to sail Sarflondonturd around the horn.
[quote][p][bold]Dean ambrose[/bold] wrote: Looks like sarfflondonbird off to collect her benefits[/p][/quote]Steady on boi. How would you like to sail Sarflondonturd around the horn. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 15

1:50am Wed 3 Sep 14

swanleyperson says...

Damm it you beat me too it. I was going to say "looks like gypo joes wife" but you all sodded it up for me now. Ill have to think of something eles.
Damm it you beat me too it. I was going to say "looks like gypo joes wife" but you all sodded it up for me now. Ill have to think of something eles. swanleyperson
  • Score: 18

11:05am Wed 3 Sep 14

Gypo.Joe says...

swanleyperson wrote:
Damm it you beat me too it. I was going to say "looks like gypo joes wife" but you all sodded it up for me now. Ill have to think of something eles.
" Ill have to think of something eles. "


Steady on there boi, don't go giving ya self a migraine overthinking anything.
[quote][p][bold]swanleyperson[/bold] wrote: Damm it you beat me too it. I was going to say "looks like gypo joes wife" but you all sodded it up for me now. Ill have to think of something eles.[/p][/quote]" Ill have to think of something eles. " Steady on there boi, don't go giving ya self a migraine overthinking anything. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 11

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