Barcelona Photoblog: Mermaid Human Statue in Las Ramblas, Barcelona


Friday, November 30, 2007

Mermaid Human Statue in Las Ramblas, Barcelona

Mermaid Human Statue in Las Ramblas, Barcelona [enlarge]

Once upon a time there was a little mermaid, a sad and lonely little mermaid, working nine to five out of the water to make ends meet in Las Ramblas, Barcelona. She only wanted to go with her father in the deep blue sea some miles away from Barcelona port but human money was better than devaluated seashells in her underwater world. Tough life indeed, so much makeup, scales getting dry in the sun and those stingy strange creatures with no tail staring at her like a school of fish. Yeah, it sounds like a tale but human statues in Las Ramblas are real people, they need the money so let's give them some coins to take back home cause they really deserve it.

Picture I liked today from the City Daily Photo group: Free Parking by Hyderabad Daily Photo, India. I like the silhouette of the road and the incredible amount of cars in the huge traffic jam.

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  1. What an amazing picture. I have seen a human statue before, but never one this good. I love it!!

  2. Yes, she must work very hard. She looks a bit pensive to me. I hope that her effort pays off for her. I like the close-up of her face.

  3. Wow... nice pic Carlos..
    It's so clear..seems she is just sitting in front of me..

    Love all the artists on Las Ramblas. Wonder how they can stay so still for the whole day.

  4. Excelente.

    É sem duvida um excelente trabalho executado por este artistas de rua.

  5. very nice photo. i agree with you, the work they do is really tough and we should at least give them something

  6. Nice shot!!!

    I love Barcelona a lot...for all the amazing stuffs it has to offer...people there are so creative :) just like the statue...

  7. very nice moment. Everything seem to be stoned in a way!

  8. You've penetrated the mime and we see the person. Well done. And I love your story to go with the photograph. Beautiful.

  9. Carlos, do these street artists have to have a permit? In some US cities, one cannot perform unless he/she has a permit from the city. Just wondering. . . .

  10. Thanks my friends. Yes Chris, they need some authorization, at least they are assigned a zone and some hours to perform. But I don't know the details. I know they have restrictions and authorities are not very supportive.


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