It is like I almost hear them (the statues) talking.
You know the phenomenon : in cities with many statues and historic buildings, some statues actually live, at least when you give them some change. A very successful place is between the stonecutters of the cathedral of
The one of today was actually fun ! When money was thrown in his can, he hammered twice with his chisel and that produced a very clear cheery metal sound. New passengers looked up. By that time he was motionless again and the attention was caught. Which one is the street performer ? Until someone dropped some money and one of the statues smiled, waved or hammered twice. A good act !
And it is the one on top on the right. Did you guess it ?
… for a week : following the traces of the Moorish and Catholic history...
Picture : statue in the Mezquita in
Statue of a naked virile man ( Sevilla - Réal Alcazar 11 ), fish under this feet, a god of the sea ? And those huge palm trees : so exotic for everybody who lives more to the north.
Anyway : I have to place this photo here to remind me NOT to be shy when there is a photo I really want to take.
………. Yes, I wanted a picture of his front side J It was a beautiful and expressive front side J and when I was looking how to take the picture and choosing a position, some men kept standing there, looking at me all the time and I got embarrassed and so I took this picture instead of the one I really wanted to. Shame on me !
Lately when I was in Zeeland there was a man with a huge grey beard standing at the border of the Plaat van de Vliet ( nature reserve ) and he fitted so well with the landscape, that it would have made a great picture, but I didn’t dare to ask him if I could take his picture, so this is something I really have to learn !
This man had a little car with a name painted on : de pruttelpot. A translation trial : the simmering pot, the percolating pot.
At one side of the park, there is a stock of city statues that are waiting for a new destination. They were taken away because of road works, street reorganizations, … The second statue laying on the ground is Melchior, one of the three wise kings who brought gifts for Jesus at his birth.