January 10th, 2009

Hippo of Recollection

La Machine, Part 2

Back in September, I visited Liverpool. One of the many incentives for going was that I would see the giant spider, La Machine, "La Principesse", as she was named, a giant hydraulics-powered puppet. The first scheduled show I made it to was cancelled, although I took photos as that too. (See La Machine, Part 1.)

My second chance to catch her was for the grand finale, a substantial procession with instrumentalists in hydraulic lifts, waterworks, fireworks, and enormous crowds.

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Today is the last day of Liverpool's state as European Capital of Culture.