Giant kittens roam through Tottenham Court Street in London

Giant kittens roam through Tottenham Court Street in London

Giant kittens roam through Tottenham Court Street in London


LONDON: “It was the month before Christmas.

Celebrations were mixed throughout the city. the lights looked beautiful.

Then suddenly, out of nowhere—giant ornaments leapt off Soho Square.

The scene was straight out of a dystopian holiday movie as two huge, silvery orbs leapt towards people on one of the UK capital’s busiest streets, driven by howling wind and torrential rain. Cars and bicycles were diverted from the road.

The orbs gradually shed their mirror-like coating until a white core remained, according to videos captured by videographers and shared on social media.

Although many speculated that the orbs were giant Christmas cookies that had somehow been released during Storm Claudiowhich hit France and the UK this week, they were part of a temporary art installation set up in central London to promote the music duo’s new album.

The installation, called ‘Four World Set’ and created by American artist Tom Shannon, was installed on Sunday evening and is due to be on display in St Giles Square, off Tottenham Court Road, until Saturday.

The footage online has sparked reactions ranging from obvious glee to utter disbelief as some wrote songs and poems to raging balls.

For some, the orbs evoked memories of the 1960s British TV series The Prisoner, which featured a large white sphere named Rover that could impede people’s movements. Others joked that the scene reminded them of Raiders of the Lost Ark, when Harrison Ford, who played Indiana Jones, chased the tunnel with a giant rock.

“Imagine going home talking about how you almost got hit by a giant Indiana Jones style donut and no one believes you until this video,” wrote one Twitter user. “Life is really weird right now,” wrote another, simply.

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For those behind the installation, the news hit harder. Musician Kai Campos, one half of electronic music duo Mount Kimbie, said he was “heartbroken” after the wind caused at least two of the orbs to dislodge.

He said the team responsible had “prepared for bad weather and strong winds, but were just unlucky”.

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