This is Long Ma – a dragon-horse who is looking for the giant spider Kumo who stole his wings. Both creatures are part of a street theater company from France called La Machine. For 4 days, Ottawa is the setting for these two giant creatures who wander through the city to finally confront each other on the last day of their visit.
I joined huge crowds on a beautiful clear evening, hoping to get to see either one of these magnificent creations. I followed the spider but couldn’t really get good perspective but as the spider moved away, I saw Long Ma coming across the street. I was at the right place, at the right time, and managed to get quite a few very close up photographs of this amazing moving machine.