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Sea Odyssey – Giant Spectacular, Liverpool

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 by in Street Events |

Photographs from the Royal De Luxe theatre company's Sea Odysey. A Giant Spectacular which sees a range of mechanical giants descend on Liverpool and play out a magic tale of love, loss and reunion. These photos were taken Friday 20th April 2012. (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

A giant, Diver, is discovered in the Liverpool docks (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Diver is discovered in the Liverpool docks (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Fixture are attached to raise the giant Diver from the docks (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The order is given to raise the Diver (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The Diver starts to rise from the water in front of the historic Albert Docks (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Water rushes from the feet of the Diver as he is raised from the docks (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Hundreds watch as the Diver rises high into the air (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Two members of Royal De Luxe ride of the Diver (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Members of Royal De Luxe help lower the Diver to the dock side (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Members of Royal De Luxe help control the Diver as he is rigged up (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Members of Royal De Luxe help control the Diver as he is rigged up (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Members of Royal De Luxe help control the Diver as he is rigged up (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The journey begins for the Diver from the Docks to the middle of Liverpool (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Hand signals guide the Diver through the crowds of thousands (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Members of the public clamber for photographs of the spectacle (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The Diver makes his way (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The signla is given for a large red letterbox is pulled from the docks en-route and added to the parade (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

A large red letterbox is pulled from the docks en-route and added to the parade (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

A Member of Royal De Luxe straps down the letter box (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Members of the public clamber for photographs of the spectacle (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The Diver enters Liverpool City Centre (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The Diver passes the Cunard Building (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The Diver looms overhead (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The Lord Mayor watches as the Diver approaches Liverpool Town Hall (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The Diver approaches Liverpool Town Hall along Castle Street (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Members of the public clamber for photographs of the spectacle (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The Diver stands in front of Liverpool Town Hall (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Members of the public greet the giants in various ways (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The Diver enters the Commercial District of Liverpool (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The Royal Liver Building is visible as the Diver makes his way through Liverpool (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Workmen get a front row seat as the Diver passes them (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The large red letterbox from earlier is now placed under the Diver (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Residents get an unexpected view from their windows as the diver passes (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The Diver passes through the center of Liverpool (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Crowds anxiously wait the arrival of the Little Girl and Xolo (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

A member of public captures a photograph of the Little Girl in the distance (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The Little Girl towers above (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The Little Girl is transferred from her boat into a walking position (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The Little Girl views the huge crowds that came to greet her (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The Little Girl (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The Little Girl and her dog Xolo travel through the street of Liverpool together (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Crowds line every street to capture a glimpse of the giant spectacular (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Every vantage point is full (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Crowds line every street to capture a glimpse of the giant spectacular (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Crowds line every street to capture a glimpse of the giant spectacular (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Xolo the dog (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

A young boy is introduced to Xolo and allowed to ride on its back (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The Little Girl makes her way through Liverpool One (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The Little Girl makes her way through Liverpool One (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The Little Girl rests after making her way through Liverpool City Centre (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The Little Girl rests after making her way through Liverpool City Centre (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The Little Girl rests after making her way through Liverpool City Centre (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Xolo climbs on to the back of a car to view the crowd (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)