Thursday, September 14, 2017

Clash Of The Titans

Finishing off the La Machine series today, where I left off yesterday. The machine Long Ma, the mighty dragon horse, made his way along the War Museum, firing off a mouthful of flame as he came face to face with Kumo the spider. Here are videos #10#11, and #12.

The two engaged in a face off, one that involved fire, smoke, intimidation, and the ultimate capitulation of Kumo. Long Ma emerged triumphant, regaining his stolen temple, and earning the cheers of the crowd. This event was an absolute delight to watch over the course of the weekend.

I took my leave of the grounds when it was all said and done, and paused to look into the windows of the Lebreton Gallery in the Museum, where all sorts of military vehicles are showcased.

My path also took me past two of the monuments close to the War Museum. One is the National Holocaust Monument, due to be officially opened later in the month. The other is the Canadian Firefighters Memorial. The statue of a fire fighter, pointing at the wall of names of fallen firefighters, was lit up from below. I was here for the national memorial service held this past Sunday, which I'll be covering over in my writer's blog on Saturday and Monday.


  1. Quite a climax to a mega-event. I'm glad there was a big turnout for such a grand staging. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  2. I think I like your photos and commentary as much as I would seeing a movie!


  3. Hello, what an ending. A clash between the dragon horse and spider, that is cool. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  4. @Kay: you're welcome.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Marianne: it was!

    @Tom: indeed!

    @Janis: thank you!

    @Eileen: it was wonderful to see.

  5. Very impressive, even more so at night.

  6. It's been a delight to see here and on your videos William, it's always good to see the good guy win 😀

  7. Thank you for the wonderful photos of a larger than life event!

  8. I'll bet many people returned to see the end of this one!

  9. @Marleen: I agree!

    @RedPat: it really was.

    @Grace: quite a victory too!

    @Maywyn: you're welcome!

    @Red: it looked like it.

    @Lady Fi: thanks!

  10. Greetings from the UK. Good shots.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

  11. An epic battle, as my grandson would say!

  12. I think the fight was "rigged". :-)

  13. What a wonderful weekend.
    I am very envious.
    Fabulous photo ! Thank you.

    cheers, parsnip

  14. what an amazing experience this was!

  15. @Andrew: thank you.

    @Lois: epic indeed!

    @Revrunner: you think?

    @Parsnip: it was like watching a Godzilla movie unfold before you.

    @Norma: it really was.

    @Tanya: definitely!

    @Janey: it was!

  16. Sound and fury...looks like the end of the world, which as we all know will come at night, probably in Ottawa!

  17. Wow! A grand finish for a grand event.

  18. That must have been an absolutely thrilling spectacle!

  19. An exciting end to the great event! Have a beautiful day!

  20. Wonderful, thrilling end to all this, William! Great photos!

  21. Such exciting shots, William! Thanks

  22. judging by the photos and video, this must have been VERY impressive (and loud) in person,
    Very nice!

  23. How totally cool! You find all the great events.

  24. This really has been a marvellous event, and I've loved looking at and reading your blog posts about it.

    All the best Jan

  25. @Lowell: hah!

    @Klara: fitting indeed!

    @Bill: it was a pleasure to see.

    @Mari: it certainly was.

    @Nancy: thank you!

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Cloudia: you're welcome!

    @Norma: and what a fight!

    @Pat: people loved this one.

    @Linda: we've had a lot of events going on here this year.

    @Jan: I've enjoyed showing it.