"Les Machines de l’île are a totally unprecedented artistic project. Born from the François Delarozière and Pierre Orefice’s imagination, it is at crossroads of Jules Verne’s "invented worlds", of the mechanical universe of Leonardo da Vinci, and of Nantes’ industrial history, on the exceptional site of the former shipyards."
OH MY GOODNESS I FOUND THE WEBSITE FOR THIS.
Ages ago there was an article about something that involved this elephant and a giant(ess) marionette... possibly something totally unrelated, as I saw no mention of the marionette on the website.
THEY HAVE A FREAKING MARINE LIFE CAROUSEL. THIS IS AMAZING.
Reminds me immediately of a real life version of the Larklight series.
*ahem* Pardon the caps and enthusiasm and non-bookishness. But it's just too awesome not to share.