The Monsters have come to Town!

by Abigail Gossage July. 30, 2017 1560 views

From Wikipedia: "Royal de Luxe is a French mechanical marionette street theatre company. They were founded in 1979 in Aix-en-Provence[1] by Jean-Luc Courcoult. After some years based in Toulouse, the company moved to Nantes in 1989. The company has performed in France, Belgium, England, Germany, Iceland, Chile, Australia, Mexico, Canada and Ireland."

To celebrate Canada's 150th Kumo (a spider) and Long Ma (a dragon) have come to town to roam the streets of downtown Ottawa for three days. Truly amazing street performance art! These are the ones that I felt worked best in b&w but I will post colour ones in a couple of days.

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Al Kuiper 2 years, 1 month ago

Love your images. Nice to see the creatures isolated without all the spectators.

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Al Kuiper 2 years, 1 month ago

Thanks, Al.  It was an amazing couple of days.  We fled the mayhem and heat on Saturday but I still got tons of shots.

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 1 month ago

WOW!!! Incredible mechanical creations and excellent photographic reportage! Thanks!

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 1 month ago

If you ever hear of them coming to a city near you, go and see them.  Fabulous!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Abigail Gossage 2 years, 1 month ago

Will do! Thanks!

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Abigail Gossage Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 1 month ago

Thanks, Jay

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Berckmans Peter 2 years, 1 month ago

Great photos. I have seen Them before in Belgium. Hope they are coming back

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 1 month ago

They are a truly wonderful experience!

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