Undertoad Wednesday May 10 01:17 PM
5/10/2006: Royal de Luxe puppets in London
...the girl can lick a lollypop.
...the elephant can spray the crowd.
...the elephant can shower the girl.
I want to see it!
photo cred: some images (c) Creative Commons by Colin Gregory Palmer
rebelcan Wednesday May 10 01:37 PM
Okay, giant pupets = sorta cool.
xant Wednesday May 10 02:05 PM
Giant half-naked little girl on puppet strings = super creepy.
Pancake Man Wednesday May 10 02:15 PM
How someone can construct a behemoth like that out of hydraulics and hoses, and still make it a work of art, just blows my mind.
dar512 Wednesday May 10 02:22 PM
ferkelparade Wednesday May 10 05:11 PM
Just wait until the porn industry gets its hands on the technology behind this...
bacchus Wednesday May 10 05:32 PM
Ok, so I understand the story about the sultan.. but what is this all about?
Pancake Man Wednesday May 10 05:53 PM
Ya know, I probly don't want to ask.
Leah Wednesday May 10 06:46 PM
Wow I love the giant elephant puppet. I want one, no I want two. I'm heading to Thailand in 3 weeks time for the real thing. Continue my training to be a mahout for 10 days in Chiang Mai, then travel around to Bridge over River Kwai region, can't wait.
Ibby Wednesday May 10 06:53 PM
I have friends that just went to Chiang Mai, it's s'posed to be really nice. You should pop down the the Khao Lak area north of Phuket though, if you have time... lend a helping hand...
Leah Wednesday May 10 07:00 PM
Hi Ibram, I wish I could get back down that way, but honestly I love it up north where the true Thail culture is. I go every year and spend at least a month there, (only 3 weeks this trip ) I love Chiang Mai and spend all my time with and around elephants, as much as I can. Can't wait to see Kanchanaburi (River Kwai region) never been there before. I'm not really into the Phuket (glamour) spots, love the hills regions. But thanks anyway.
Ibby Thursday May 11 12:58 AM
Phuket itself is kinda boring, but Khao Lak isn't. It may not be as beautiful or as culturally soaked as the north, but the people there need the business and the help to survive, after the tsunami.
Cyclefrance Thursday May 11 01:50 AM
For reasons of stupidity, I missed Bargalunan's update and started this thread in Quality Images
bargalunan Thursday May 11 05:17 AM
You can notice the little giant is very kind with Londoners, she only sewed French cars (license plate)
bargalunan Thursday May 11 06:29 AM
Here some links about "l'Ile de Nantes" :
jaguar Saturday May 13 12:26 PM
despite living about 20 minutes away I missed this and feel very silly.
xoxoxoBruce Saturday May 13 01:13 PM
When did you hear about it, Jag? Someone said their was no advanced publicity until just before it happened.
skysidhe Saturday May 13 01:42 PM
I think that would be the coolest thing to see. * sigh *
jaguar Sunday May 14 02:15 PM
Couple of days before from a friend, no idea how he knew but there are remarkably effective rumour networks in this city, there's no way something that big would have stayed quiet.
Cyclefrance Monday May 15 06:16 AM
First day photos bore out that they achieved their objective as only a handful of people discovered the rocket and even the arrival of the elephant on the first day proper drew only moderate crowds.
Luckily the national papers ran with it full time thereafter and also word-of-mouth ensured the attendance enjoyed exponential growth! Last day (Sunday) was jam-packed!
If you missed it and still want to see it, then you might do as I am thinking - catch it in Calais at the end of September. I'm contemplating taking a wine-buying trip to Calais one day that weekend to take in lunch at Chateau Cocove plus a bit of elephant as dessert! Perhaps we could meet up if you decide to do the same...
Cyclefrance Thursday May 18 04:53 AM
For any Brits interested:
Cyclefrance Saturday May 20 11:05 AM
Over 5,000 photos of the London event here
Guest Friday May 26 02:49 PM
Wow.... Those puppets are awesome... I'm blown away by the detail and craftsmanship that went into that...
mitheral Friday May 26 05:24 PM
xoxoxoBruce Saturday May 27 12:49 PM
To post, ya gotta sign up (quick and easy, with no spam aftertaste), but ya don't gotta wash.
Carigana Saturday Jun 17 09:51 PM
Video of part of the script, mostly just showing the girl and a wee bit of the elephant: http://www.devilducky.com/media/46655/
eastepp Monday Jan 28 03:30 PM
Looks like their at it again:
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Jun 13 05:46 PM
And yet again...