As I’m now a full-fledged multi-media node I’ve uploaded a video I took of it onto Youtube, which is below. Later I may post a tweet, do some inbound linkage on Facebook and mess about on Flickr for a bit, just ‘cos I can.
Undoubtedly a more impressive sight than photos suggest, the La Machine spider looks like pure evil and some have wondered exactly what the mechanical arachnid has to do with the Capital of Culture, especially at a price tag of £2m.
Even though the beast was apparently dormant today it attracted crowds of hundreds, ready with camera phones and texting their mates.
After all, what city isn’t enlivened by the sight of an enormous frightening eight-legged behemoth parading around its streets?
I only hope it breathes fire and makes a particular detour to locate Pete Price and messily devour him.
Update: Although the bad weather made me turn back in my dinner hour this morning there are plenty more opportunities to see La Princess – as the spider is apparently called – over the weekend.
Details seem bafflingly hard to find on the net, so I’ve posted them here:
Friday 5th September
• 11.30am – 1pm Outside the ACC, Albert Dock
• 6.30pm – 9pm From the ACC to the Cunard Building, via Salthouse Dock
Saturday 6th Sept
• 11.30am-12.30pm Cunard Building
• 3pm – 9pm From Cunard Building to Concourse House, via Water Street, Castle St, Lord St, Parker St, Ranelagh Place
Sunday 7th September
• 3pm – 4pm Concourse House • 7.30pm – 10pm Concourse House to Queensway Tunnel entrance