Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Popeye And Olive

To members of City Daily Photo, a reminder that the theme day for September is Library.

This pair of buskers were doing two acts during the festival, one more of a musical act, the other billed as the title duo. The two are from Britain and Switzerland, playing the part of Popeye and Olive Oyl in an act that blends acrobatics, dance, and comedy.

35 comments:

  1. They are attracting quite a large crowd! :)

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  2. Very nice street happening. they looks really skilful and control themselves well.

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  3. A way of earning a living.

    Tomás.

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  4. Interesting street show and I would love to be there.

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  5. Looks like a great show and very neat using Popeye And Olive

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  6. They have a lot of attention of the public.

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  7. What a great pair of colourful, entertaining characters.

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  8. no spinach? so cool!! i will go google that song. love it! ( ;

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  9. Now, I'm even seeing people practice yoga like this, without the costumes. Wondering if the younger generation knows who Popeye and Olive are.

    Janis
    GDP

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  10. That looks fun to watch! Love Popeye and Olive costumes :-)

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  11. very cute and obviously talented!

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  12. @Linda: they were.

    @Orvokki: it takes a lot of practice.

    @Tomas: that it is.

    @Stefan: thanks!

    @Halcyon: indeed.

    @Nancy: it is a lot of fun.

    @Bill: it's an unlikely motif. I should have photographed their other act.

    @Marianne: they did!

    @Gemma: indeed.

    @Beth: no spinich.

    @Janis: many kids wouldn't know.

    @Tamago: it was quite a treat.

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  13. what a fun show and i wonder though if the kids know who this pair is?!!

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  14. Oh la la, judging by your photos, they were good !

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  15. I would be watching this act. They combine some great talent.

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  16. That looks almost dangerous working on concrete. But what a pair. And thanks for the photos - you gave us a really good view of their act!

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  17. Was Popeye smoking his pipe while doing all those stunts?

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  18. @Tex: very talented!

    @Tanya: I wondered too, but the kids were enjoying it.

    @Karl: they certainly were!

    @Red: it was a treat to see them. I can't recall them being here before.

    @Lowell: it could be dangerous with one slip!

    @Sharon: not that I saw!

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  19. They know how to entertain a crowd!

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  20. Some great entertainment, lots of fun and wonderful photos!

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  21. I haven't thought about those two in a very long time. They seem to be alive and doing well in Ontario. Great photos!

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  22. Fun! They were huge in my childhood. Glad to see they are still so spry, William!

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  23. Kind of reminds me of a contractor I saw that for some inexplicable reason decided he needed to get down and do some pushups almost in the middle of the street this morning in my neighborhood. What was up with that?! :-)

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  24. @Marleen: they certainly do.

    @Bill: thank you!

    @Denise: thanks!

    @Cloudia: these two were.

    @RedPat: they certainly are!

    @Revrunner: that's a peculiarity. Maybe warming up for the day?

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  25. I haven't thought of that duo in years. It looks like fun. Did they have any spinach?

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  26. Everyone seems to be enjoying the act. Looks like fun.
    MB

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  27. I was thinking about how many people there would know who Popeye and Olive Oyl were. I know my kids wouldn't (and they are all adults!).
    I love buskers and it seems like your great city embraces them.

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  28. I sure would like to see that IRL :)

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  29. The Popeye I remember had arms like jackhammers and Olive Oyl was a lot skinnier!

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  30. Norma has the correct description of Popeye and Olive Oyl, but doing those stunts on cement is gutsy.

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  31. That's busking. What I saw in TO was begging not busking!!!!

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