Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Giants encore..



Perth is privileged this weekend to witness an event of epic proportions! It's the first time the internationally known marionettes The Giants have been seen in Australia. A production of Royal De Luxe, the Giants are here to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac and to open the Perth International Arts Festival. Little Girl Giant (6m) and Diver Giant (11m) will roam the streets of the city searching for each other, thrilling an estimated 400,000 locals and visitors with many surprises along the way.. Friday began with Little Girl Giant waking up, taking a shower before heading off in her boat in search of the Diver... 


That's an awful lot of people watching as the Little Girl Giant sets off in her ship to begin her travels along Riverside Drive and into the city.. 


Building workers get a birds eye view :)


Just a small part of  the 70 strong team Royal De Luxe and the hundreds of Perth volunteers necessary to move the Giants around the city..


 I'll admit I was a little distracted by the gorgeous Frenchman with the long locks below : :)


Eh! What's all the fuss about :)


Best way to avoid the thousands of landlubber spectators!


 Little Girl Giant alights from her boat and walks into the city in search of the Diver..

.. and below this is where we, by that I mean me, not the thousands who followed her for the rest of the day, bid her adieu as she comes around the corner past the Bell Tower onto Barrack St to begin her search. There were those who doubted that the Giants would attract the crowds estimated, as you can see they were wrong :) and yes the public transport has been pushed to the max to cope, but hey, how often do we get to experience an artistic phenomenon at such close quarters! I unfortunately missed yesterdays events which looked incredible but will be out early this morning to catch the finale. Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe.. p.s. I will find a video link after the event so you can see how amazing it was.



34 comments:

  1. How weird and wonderful!




    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  2. Ah, amazing and wonderful!! I've never seen anything like these!! Wish I could have been there!! Totally awesome!!

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  3. I'm gobsmacked as the British would say! Wow, that is so wonderful, Grace. Great pics.

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  4. Wow, what an amazing series, Grace !
    I've never seen something similar.

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  5. OMG ~ the logistics would be phenomenal. Perth is so lucky! Thank you for sharing Grace.

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  6. How very cool are these. Your camera musta been drooling!

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  7. The Royal de Luxe guys are really amazing! I only saw them a few years ago, at the Grand Palais in Paris...

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  8. Twitter was abuzz this morning (Sunday) with retweets from those I follow about Perth Giants. Nothing wrong with the other three with the Frenchman either.

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  9. Well, now that I'm totally creeped out. . . :-)

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  10. Wow, this is simply spectacular! What a fantastic event!

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  11. Again, I wish we had something like this in St. Louis. We just have ugly sculptures and boring stuff.

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  12. They really are wonderful. I saw these in the UK about 18 months ago and like with you, they brought the city pretty much to a stand still!

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  13. This is so interesting, Grace. I have never heard of nor seen giants like this.

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  14. Magnificent set of pictures! Indeed, a privilege witness a spectacle of this type. I would love to photograph this wonderful event! Happy Sunday!

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  15. they are soooo huge. It's amazing all they wires to operate them.

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  16. Looks like something out of Gulliver's Travels! Whoever dreamed up such an idea.

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  17. Great photos Grace, I was there on Friday afternoon and again today (Sunday) braving the crowds!

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  18. Great photos Grace, I was there on Friday afternoon and again today (Sunday) braving the crowds!

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  19. This is an amazing spectacle, love it. All the efforts they do to make such a story. Wished I was there.

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  20. O my goodness what a post. A once in a life time opportunity and wow have you made the most of it. Love all the giants on the move, but I admit that I too was distracted by the cute face of the little dog and the guy with the long locks.

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  21. REALLY GREAT shots!!!! i love this!! so amazing!! wish i could see it in person...but thanks to you & your camera...it FEELS like i'm there! wow...so much talent, creativity...time to set up...fantastic! i like what i can see...of the graffiti on the side of the ship...

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  22. WOW what a great event and great photos. I would have been distracted too, for a few moments I was gently running my fingers through his beautiful long locks - then back to reality! oooh la la :-) many thanks Grace x

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  23. Amazing effort was put into this extravaganza! I'm amazed at how close you got to some of the ction.

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  24. What an art show this is. Huge effort and expense went into creating this display, and your photos are excellent. You tell the story very well. Thanks for your posts.

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  25. this little girl in green is all over internet.

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  26. Impressionnant et belles photos !

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  27. Excellent series. I love a lot these photos.

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