Italy is indeed full of surprises. This piece of art is representative of the many bizarre sights that often await you in this country. While I was making my way through some rather drab and dismal apartment blocks in the no-man's land beyond the city walls, I happened to come across this colourful piece of graffiti.
As the title suggests, this (as far as I can see) is an elephant dressed as a castle turret being hoisted into the air by an array of multi-coloured balloons above some football shaped hills. At first glance, it looks like a playful and cheerful image but upon closer inspection I noticed the ominous crows pecking at the balloons, the only objects preventing the hefty elephant from plummeting to a rather unfortunate end. My only hope is that this is actually an extravagant game and that the football hills are in fact gigantic bouncy castles which will save the elephant...
All interpretations welcome below!
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