Running Into a Couple of High Guys on a Street Corner

I was walking along King Street a few weeks ago and then … well … umm … this.

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When I got home I googled ‘Inflated Men on King Street Building’ and presto, got the lowdown on what this was all about (Aside : It’s hard to remember a time without it but we sure must have been confused about a lot of things before the internet.)

These guys perched high up on a building at the corner of Portland Street are an installation called ‘Ascending Giants’, created by artist Max Streicher. They were commissioned by a members-only club that resides inside that building, called The Stoke Club, to commemorate their 10 years anniversary.

They were huge and a little floaty like balloons, because essentially they are balloons, made out of nylon, each with a fan inside to keep them blown up.

Having been installed at the end of January they weren’t up there for long because when I went by that spot again yesterday they were gone. We’ve had a lot of wind lately and I imagine that could have been the reason for their brief showing.

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How about you, seen anything odd or different in your neck of the woods lately?

Thanks for coming by.
xo loulou

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