Monday, January 07, 2008

The Monstrous Machines of Nantes

If you happen to be in the vicinity of Nantes, France, you will definitely want to pay a visit to an exhibit entitled "Les Machines de l'Ile Nantes." Created by the artists François Delarozière and Pierre Orefice, the exhibit features an astounding variety of mechanical beasts and monsters, including a giant squid! Each enormous machine also functions as a moving vehicle. Oh the things I could do with a squidmobile!

See more photos by Claude Joannis here at Dark Roasted Blend!


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Wow....... I WANT ONE. LOL.

2:36 PM  
Anonymous rage said...


3:29 PM  
Anonymous Kad said...


Well since we all seem to recommend books i am going to recommend a few. Now i know that most of you read action/fantasy type books but i decided to recommend some books that really are not like those but yet very good books. My recomendations are: The Mary Poppins books.The Mary Poppins books are: Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes back, and i cant remember if Mary Poppins Opens a Door comes next or if it is Mary Poppins in the Park next.
The other book i recommend is: Lily B. On the Brink of Cool.


5:04 PM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

That elephant looks so...fierce. And...I dunno...mighty.

i wonder if it can paint!

6:09 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

I'm gonna go to UK soon. I'll check it out. Thanks for the post!!! :D

7:15 PM  
Anonymous SAME ANANYMOUS said...

once i meet dengorus and she siad she spooke ~~~~~~

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

It's like Odysseus' Trojan Horse! Except... not.

8:20 PM  
Blogger Judith said...

Usually I'm a squid gal all the way, but I prefer the elephant. It's just so... magnificent.

9:08 PM  
Anonymous udon't need2knowmyname said...

Well... I think we know what to get ananka for her birthday.

9:38 PM  
Anonymous udon't need2knowmyname said...

ananka, I know i'm usually not all mushy like this, but i just wanted to say that i'm really glad kiki strike came down my way. I've learned so much from these books and I feel unique knowing all these things that my friends don't. All I can say is thank you very very much.

10:42 PM  
Anonymous Hania said...

I would like to have a chicken version of those things. When I beep the horn, it'll 'Bawk, bawk!' LoL.

10:49 PM  
Anonymous Kad said...

It would be cool if the squid one was a submarine and you could take it in the water.


9:53 AM  
Anonymous Lara said...

I have been to Nantes, but it was quite a while ago so i never saw these. I hope i can go again, though!!

1:22 PM  
Blogger ookamishinzui said...

UDN2KMN- I TOTALLY agree with you, it's just SO sad, the Kiki Strike books are on my best-book-in-the-world list and only ONE of my friends has ever read one(I read ALOT of books)*sigh*
anyways Kad- it really would be so cool if the squid was a submarine and we could go under water in it

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

When IS your birthday, anyway, Ananka?

11:12 AM  

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