London took pride in owning their very own mechanical elephant, but Liverpool decided to one-up them. On a rainy afternoon, a gigantic spider ushered in from Salthouse Dock, to awe, thrill and scare spectators. The giant mechanic spider, named La Princesse, trundled down the streets at two miles an hour, eventually climbing the side of the Concourse House, a derelict building on Lime Street. There, her long legs touched down on five stories, from one end to the other.
A Giant Mechanical Spider