Sunday, September 07, 2008

Update from right underneath La Princesse

BBC NEWS | England | Merseyside | Giant spider stalks city streets

"Liverpool city centre was brought to a standstill as thousands of visitors turned out to catch a glimpse of La Princesse, the 50ft (15m) spider.

Crowds packed the streets to follow the mechanical beast on its walkabout from the Cunard building through the city.

And although the rain eased for part of the day, onlookers were still soaked by huge jets of water from her abdomen.

The £1.5m Capital of Culture event, operated by French company La Machine, was continuing on Sunday.

La Machine's 37-tonne beast has generated headlines around the world, and culture bosses say they have been delighted with her impact. "

Let me tell you it's every bit as spectacular as they say. It's awesome. I was on Church Street and it basically stepped right over me. Astounding stuff. Hats off to everyone involved.

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