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Man Machine

By JuBarney
This wonderful mechanical puppet of a Cornish miner is over 10m high (the highest ever in UK) and came to Lostwithiel last evening. The engineers built him as a reminder that Cornwall is a Unesco world heritage site, awarded 10 years ago.

We were lucky as the drizzle held off - not like today when he is at St Austell. He unfolds from a low loader and can walk, but didn't last night as there wasn't enough space, but he can move his head, arms and legs, and when he opens and shuts his eyes it is surreal, especially when they have smoke billowing around him. He is so good I hope to go and see him at St Agnes later this week.

Tags: Specialist and abstract Unesco Mechanical Man Man Machine Man engine

Voters: ddolfelin, CarolG, ugly and 44 more

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ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
28 Jul 2016 11:41AM
Wow! Would like to see that.
Good picture, Ju.

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CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
28 Jul 2016 11:44AM
An amazing work of art, Ju.
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2016 11:46AM
He is around Cornwall this week and next, and then will be going on a world tour apparently.
Bantu 6 7 1 India
28 Jul 2016 1:26PM
Very interesting information and capture Ju.

ColleenA Plus
7 440 6 Australia
28 Jul 2016 1:45PM
That's amazing. Great shot Ju
CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2016 2:02PM
Causing traffic jams apparently. It is an amazing piece of work, hope to see it when it gets in our areaSmile
28 Jul 2016 2:40PM
Wow - very impressive,
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2016 3:00PM

Quote:Causing traffic jams apparently. It is an amazing piece of work, hope to see it when it gets in our areaSmile

Nothing compared to the tourists!!! There are road closures so people can see it but that is all.
28 Jul 2016 3:30PM
Excellent work of art and a super image,
10 10 10 England
28 Jul 2016 3:50PM
Sounds an amazing piece of work. Good shot of same.
NeilWigan Plus
9 17 16 England
28 Jul 2016 4:05PM
Saw it on the news wish we lived a bit closer great picture hope you get lots more.
danbrann 15 640 17
28 Jul 2016 4:37PM
An amazing piece of work and this superb image is the first that I have seen. I'm sure the site will see more of it from time to time.
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2016 5:15PM
Must be an incredible sight Ju, it was featured in a number of national newspapers this week.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
28 Jul 2016 6:09PM
Loved to have seen this, a smashing shot Ju.
28 Jul 2016 6:37PM
A great work
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2016 7:04PM
only to happy to take this to RC
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
28 Jul 2016 7:22PM
Very imaginative image (and model) Ju.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
28 Jul 2016 7:50PM
He is amazing Ju. Cathy
IreneClarke Plus
4 1.3k 2 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2016 7:56PM
Amazing would love to see it. Irene
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
28 Jul 2016 8:30PM
Interesting image and info.
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2016 8:55PM
Brilliant shot Ju.
look forward to seeing when down
28 Jul 2016 9:00PM
What a marvelous piece of sculpture Ju. looks good with the blue sky behind it
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2096 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2016 9:34PM
It's a genius piece of work, enormous and also animated.
ukgubbi 8 5 India
29 Jul 2016 5:45AM
Great creativity.
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2016 10:12AM
Extraordinary sculpture... Well spotted and captured...
Isabel GrinGrin
29 Jul 2016 1:54PM
Terrific structure & great attraction to the area, well captured JuSmile
JohnI 12 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2016 10:08AM
Love the photo. - enjoyed watching this monster puppet on 'Spotlight'!

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