Barcelona, a photo a day

Not before I’m ready!


One can only admire these living statues on the Rambla! They stand or sit there for hours, not moving, in the heat, in the cold, waiting for someone to drop a coin in the basket or hat, but being mostly ignored. Ignored, laughed at, but mostly ignored.
As there are always at least 25-30 of them on the Rambla, I suppose it is worthwhile. Not sure if I would have the strength or the patience to do it.
If you want to see another of those street entertainers, here is one I posted a long time ago.

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19 responses

  1. Great timing, Rob! LOL!

    This guy's costume is magnificent. But I sure hope they do make enough money to get by. Maybe they do, else why will they return every day?

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    January 24, 2010 at 1:03 pm

  2. VP

    Untimely but funny!

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    January 23, 2010 at 4:53 pm

  3. I've seen one or two of these performers over here. You gotta give them credit. I couldn't put myself out there like that. Especially the white guy.

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    January 23, 2010 at 5:30 am

  4. Remeber seeing them, mostly a clown infront of an old pharmacy.
    Please have a wonderful weekend you two.

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    January 23, 2010 at 2:25 am

  5. C'est vrai. J'ai toujours envie de les chatouiller. Bon weekend.

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    January 22, 2010 at 8:09 pm

  6. It is an amazing (to me) way to earn a living.

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    January 22, 2010 at 7:17 pm

  7. Yes Marie, your comment came through, merci beaucoup pour la visite!

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    January 22, 2010 at 5:34 pm

  8. bellisima foto y el personaje es de una gran fantasia, saludos

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    January 22, 2010 at 5:25 pm

  9. I think this is really great but I could see how they would just become part of the local landscape. Tell me that isn't his long braid of hair streamed across his lap.

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    January 22, 2010 at 5:03 pm

  10. I could never do that! I would probably get an itch or something and then have to scratch it. The costume is certainly colorful and at first I thought that was a snake in his lap!

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    January 22, 2010 at 4:07 pm

  11. Oh my, I could never have the patience for that kind of work. So was this the pose, or did you really catch the “statue” before he was ready?

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    January 22, 2010 at 4:04 pm

  12. I wonder if my comment has been registered????

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    January 22, 2010 at 3:41 pm

  13. 25 to 30 of them. Oh my God, that must be difficult for them. They are beautiful though. In Montpellier we will see one at times.

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    January 22, 2010 at 3:41 pm

  14. Love that commanding finger! I see from your weather widget that it's almost always warmer in Barcelona than here in southern Italy…I'm jealous! 🙂

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    January 22, 2010 at 3:10 pm

  15. Wonderful shot!

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    January 22, 2010 at 2:33 pm

  16. The white guy, oh dear 😀
    Such a patience, no way!

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    January 22, 2010 at 2:05 pm

  17. That person does have on a very unique, interesting costume! It must be a very boring “job,” non?
    Bon weekend Rob et Mandy

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    January 22, 2010 at 1:30 pm

  18. this is kind of weird, i can;t decipher what he's doing, dress in manchurian outfit then covering his face…haha, some sort of stunt i guess.

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    January 22, 2010 at 11:02 am

  19. I remember those living statues, it's funny and they work really hard, it's perfect! 🙂
    Hugs
    Léia
    *** ahhh Rob, only tulips okay! :)only it for souvenirs! LOL

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    January 22, 2010 at 10:54 am