These two living statues were a regular sight throughout Buskerfest, mostly at the two locations in these shots. They were members of an acting troupe- the large cards visible before them were advertising a Shakespeare In The Parks production going in in various locations through the summer. I really liked the way they interacted with people, and the reactions on the faces of others. Their second location, visible in the final shot, was at the end of Sparks Street, with the War Memorial and the Chateau Laurier as a backdrop.
They could make money charging people who want to do selfies with them.ReplyDelete
Being a living statue seems to me to be a tough gig. These ladies seem to be doing the work with grace.ReplyDelete
They look much more elegant than the ones we see at Circular Quay.ReplyDelete
They are so cool and look like twinsReplyDelete
It's beautiful to see those two women look like statues.ReplyDelete
Buskerfest. We need one of those here!ReplyDelete
i have seen similar folks to this in New Orleans, LA. they are so cool. i can not imagine standing still that long. i would get a cramp in my leg and look like a total silly person. very very interesting. i do wonder what it is the longest they have stood in one place? ( :ReplyDelete
It must be hard to stand still for so long, especially in all that make-up, etc. These statues seem to do the job well, though there are a few in Berlin that are nothing more than beggars.ReplyDelete
that's cool. i give them props for all that paint!ReplyDelete
@Linda: I know I chipped in.
@ODP: it is an entirely different kind of act.
@Debs: they were very elegant.
@Bill: they do!
@Tomas: it is.
@Stuart: I know some travel all over the world.
@Beth: they do shift periodically, of course.
@Halcyon: these two did it well.
@Tex: it was fun watching them!
Must feel bad all that paint on your face.ReplyDelete
These are two lovely statues, William !ReplyDelete
I have seen and enjoyed these "living statues" in Europe and Cuba but never in my own country. Aren't they fun to watch?!ReplyDelete
Very cool, William. And what great fun, especially for the kids. Gotta give these women credit as that can't be easy standing out there for long periods of time. They seem sort of overdressed, though...you know, for statues! :)ReplyDelete
It always amazes me how long they can remain frozen!ReplyDelete
I love them!!!!ReplyDelete
Cute shots. I've seen lots of these "living statues" all over the world. Some of them are amazing. I enjoy the ones that look like they are floating.ReplyDelete
@Marianne: I imagine they do a fresh makeup job in between sets.ReplyDelete
@Karl: they are!
@Kate: they're such a treat to watch. I know one, Kate Mior, has taken her act a bit beyond the living statue motif, though still is largely quiet. She was here last year.
@Lowell: I love how really little kids can't quite make out if these living statues are real or not.
@Janis: it must take good discipline.
@Jennifer: me too.
@Sharon: these two were a treat.
Living statues can be very effective. These two look to be getting a good reaction out of people.ReplyDelete
Very impressive, fun to see.ReplyDelete
ha ha.. very lovely sculptures.ReplyDelete
I know moving statues are a thing but they freak me out.ReplyDelete
I like their interaction with the people too!ReplyDelete
I don't even want to THINK about what all that makeup feels like.ReplyDelete
@Red: they were!ReplyDelete
@Bill: it's a lot of fun.
@Orvokki: yes indeed.
@Annette: some people do have that reaction.
@RedPat: the expressions on people's faces is priceless.
@Revrunner: it is a lot to apply.
I always enjoy seeing living statues, but we don't have them here at all. Probably because of the heat and humidity.ReplyDelete
I love that she's having a fun go of it.ReplyDelete
I'd never make it as a living statue. Can't stay still long enough!ReplyDelete
These are fun! The silver one looks more statue like, just because she's so colorless. And it looks like you caught the eye of the golden one on the right. I think she's flirting with you.ReplyDelete
@Lois: they are fun to see.ReplyDelete
@Mari: they are!
@Whisk: it's quite something to see.
@Norma: me too.
@MB: it is quite something.