Monday, February 16, 2015

The Giants.. Sleeping Giants hidden photographer :) encore et fini!



Anyone who recognized my ironic play on the movie title 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon' give yourself 100 well deserved points :) There are only two ways to play the game at an event like The Giants if you are height challenged like moi (5ft 3in), if you can't find someone who'll let you sit on their shoulders, lol, and your tree climbing days are over, accept that you're never going to see over the heads of the 400,000 tall people in front of you, snatch what you can, e.g. above, enjoy the music and atmosphere.. then move on to higher ground :) Have a look here to see to see a little of the Giants walk through Perth..


The river view from Kings Park was perfect and we arrived just in time to see the Giants depart down the river towards Fremantle.. plus it was 99% less crowded up there, bonus! A bit far away you say, let's pull it in a bit...



The flotilla surrounding the Giants grew bigger as their journey down the river progressed, a flotilla likened to that which followed Alan Bond's Australia ll when it won the America's Cup in 1983.. I remember that day!


I don't feel I've been able to take the best shots for you this time, but I hope you've enjoyed the journey with me anyway, me and the estimated one point four million other people along on the ride, way to go Perth! I'm actually glad it's Monday, it's been an exhausting weekend :) Take care and stay safe.. p.s. big catch up today!




39 comments:

  1. That is a real traffic jam of boats, Grace! I like your long distance shots of the event!

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  2. What a great idea, having a flotilla for the GIANTS! Very good long distance shots Grace.

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  3. So strange and wonderful!



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  4. Oh gosh, I think you did a marvelous job, this was great fun to view.

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  5. From Kings Park you had a great view of all those boats that followed them to Fremantle. What an amazing send-off! I was in Langley Park but the crowds difficulted the views!

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  6. I'm catching up your blog and discovering your fab pictures ! Royal de Luxe is very famous in France and i'm impressed to see them so far from home . The show is always so beautiful and impressive !
    Also loved your pink sentinels below !
    Wishing you a nice week !

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  7. How many boats in last images! Arianna

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  8. You were smart to head for higher ground. The overview is great.

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  9. I like the distance shots best! You live in such a beautiful place, Grace!

    What do we get for the 100 points?

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  10. You sure are having a good time these warm Summer days.

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  11. An incredible show, these guys are amazing!

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  12. It's been fun seeing this, and the amount of boats on the water are astonishing!

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  13. Ta série sur les géants du Royal De Luxe est vraiment merveilleuse.... Je suis heureux que tu puisses découvrir ça, qui est vraiment quelque chose d'extraordinaire.... et de très émouvant aussi

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  14. What an amazing event Grace and you captured the ambiance of the occasion.

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  15. These are amazing, I keep expecting them to spring to life. What a fantastic number boats on the water!

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  16. What. Shock if you saw these on the barge passing by.!

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  17. What a wacky event! We had a Mardi Gras parade in STL Saturday, where it was freezing. Wish I were heading your way rather than back north.

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  18. Brilliant to go KP!!! Such a wonderful 3 days of MAGIC. You deserve a a couple of days rest (hot tomorrow, stay cool).

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  19. The giants got together. A story of true love just after Valentines Day. How fitting. Think you did the right thing in avoiding the crust of people. Much safer, and you still got good photos.

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  20. Wow that is one serious production Grace. The logistics of making this happen must have been immense.

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  21. You are very lucky to have such an event in your place. What an excitement!

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  22. It must have been an amazing event to experience.

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  23. Een hele mooie aparte serie is het geworden dit zal je niet veel meer zien.

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  24. Wonderful images Grace- the giants do make it all look rather surreal

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  25. Wonderful images Grace- the giants do make it all look rather surreal

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  26. Oh Grace, these photos are fantastic especially that first one. What an event. All those boats in the water following the barge are making the water quite choppy.

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  27. I don't get any points but I still love Royal de Luxe!

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  28. Really! very impressive! I've neverr seen such show before!

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :)

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  29. 1,4 million people? I guess you are not the only party girl in Perth, are you?

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  30. Beautifully captured Grace!!

    In reply to your query on my post - Yes it is from the colonial times :)

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  31. Really a lot of boats, and the one is so huge
    Lovely photos.

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