Monday, September 11, 2017

Two Giant Beasties At Rest

On the Sunday of the La Machine weekend, I came to the grounds of the Supreme Court, where the two giant machines were in rest mode before afternoon departures. Work teams were paying attention to the dragon horse while I was here. Both were fenced off in such a way that one could get plenty of angles at them for photography, and they formed quite a contrast to the architecture of the Court and the Parliamentary blocks. People were taking an opportunity to get a close look at both.


  1. These are such amazing machines. So big and so well articulated.

  2. As I said before... You live in a fabulous city !

    cheers, parsnip

  3. They are gigantic machines! You had a wonderful weekend!

  4. Wow, they are cool creatures. Very big too. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  5. @Kay: they were fun.

    @Parsnip: it was quite an event.

    @Nancy: I did indeed.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Marianne: they are!

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Tom: indeed!

  6. What amazing creatures, I really wish I was able to get to Ottawa to see them when they were in action!

  7. You get a good idea of the size of these creatures when you see humans beside them. There must be a lot of hydraulics on these creatures.

  8. Love the dragon horse. The spider's a little (lot) creepy.

  9. Those really do make scary looking creatures.

  10. Thar dragon is amazing. Spider too but not fan of Spiders.

  11. I watched the videos and commented but was cut off. My goodness that would of been spectacular to be there life. The way the dragon moved and lifted its head to the audience was awesome.
    I know my one Grandson is not little but he would be impressed to see the video. He likes Star Wars and all those movies from the blast coming into theatres . Even the Monkey one or Gorilla.I like the way the movies are created today and something like this.

  12. @Shammickite: it was an amazing show.

    @Jo: it is!

    @Red: there was a lot of it.

    @Norma: a handy thing in the villain!

    @Linda: me too.

    @Sharon: they do.

    @Carolann: it was amazing to see.

    @RedPat: it's quite a dragon.

  13. The kids attended. I think my son-in-law was the biggest kid! They were amazing.

  14. What an amazing sight to see. They are really huge machines, what wonderful imagination in creating them.

  15. Absolutely marvelous piece of engineering.

  16. I hope they come to our area soon. Love photo #4.


  17. Wow...wonderful photos, William.

  18. @Jennifer: it was something else to see!

    @Bill: this was a wonderful event to have.

    @Revrunner: they certainly are.

    @Janis: I was surprised they were never in North America until now.

    @Deb: thank you!

  19. They look like something out of an old fashioned horro movie. Great shots.

  20. Yikes! They're pretty incredible up close William, it's fascinating to see their workings!

  21. I just can't get over the size of them! Wow!

    All the best Jan

  22. @Mari: they were a sight to see!

    @Cloudia: hah!

    @Furry Gnome: they were!

    @Tanya: thank you!

    @Grace: it is indeed.

    @Jan: they were both big!

    @Klara: definitely!