Giant puppets walk on Geneva streets

GENEVA (REUTERS) - A huge crowd gathered in Geneva streets on Friday (Sept 29) to watch an eight-metres-high grandmother puppet and a six-metres-high girl articulated by tens of Lilliputians.

The Giants, created by French street theater group Royal de Luxe, stopped at various locations in Geneva to lick a lollipop, drive a scooter and even pee in the street. The 83-year-old grandmother and her five-year-old granddaughter were followed by a music band.

The show La Saga des Geants, which needed 2 or 3 years' preparation, will last until Sunday (Oct 1). Royal de Luxe, founded by Jean-Luc Courcoult in 1973, has already performed in several cities all around the world such as London or Montreal.