Nov 20, 2016 – [Sunday] WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Magic

Rome, Italy, taken on December 17, 2013

There seemed to be some magic on the streets of Rome and some passersby were indeed quite amazed at what man-in-orange did here but…I couldn’t have been the only to have seen through his trick immediately!? It wasn’t really that mysterious, though he did give me the evil eye as I was taking this photo secretly without dropping a coin or two in his can. Then I sneaked away, though I supposed he wouldn’t have been able to catch me even if he wanted to 😛

Oct 08, 2016 – [Saturday] Is this what you call art? – Tin Bin Man

Glasgow, Scotland, taken on July 30, 2016

The Tin Bin Man is becoming (or has become?) somewhat of a Glaswegian legend. He’s been spotted in various areas around the city centre, and I saw him a few months in front of the Argyle Street mural. His enthusiasm certainly put a big smile on my face. Rock on, buddy!

Feb 27, 2016 – [Saturday] Is this what you call art? – Street artist

Paris, France, taken on December 28, 2010

Street artists have my respect, but I would appreciate the artist more if he actually…did something. I kind of liked this Egyptian pharaoh though, even though he just sat there without the slightest movement. I certainly hoped that the clothing protected him sufficiently in that cold Parisian winter…

Jan 25, 2015 – [Sunday] WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

Bratislava, Slovakia, photo taken on January 15, 2014

To express oneself, some use speech, some use writing, some use music, some use performance. My favourite street performer of all time (there is no doubt about it) is my dear “Seducer”, whom I met in Bratislava. Of course it wasn’t his real name – but it suited him. Like a statue he stood, but he was alive with a heart that was willing to express, to give. With his movements and his facial expressions, he entertained passersby and seduced many hearts, mine being one of them. Yet, how much loneliness is left in his heart, unexpressed, unseen? I could think of no other thing than that as I gave him my goodbye hug.