Gert wrote how he disliked the Old Market Square in Kraków, I can tell the same about Schoenbrunn in Vienna. I was very disappointed, specially that I bought rather expensive ticket and then every room was full of people, difficult to see anything and the photos were not allowed.:( When I left Schoenbrunn I saw this scene. I like street performers very much, I admire their creativity and hard job. Usually they do not move, like statues, and only bow seeing the money coming to the bowl. So I found it amusing that the girl chatted with Mozart. Mozart seems popular, I have never seen Beethoven :).
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erhan1958 (15142) 2014-07-08 1:22
very cute photo of daily life
and verr humor
tyro (20490) 2014-07-08 2:58
Well this fellow doesn't look very much as I imagined Mozart would be - Mozart was apparently pretty small and skinny and, as he died aged only 35 years of age, this guy looks just a little too fat and a little too old!
But what a brilliant picture! Of course, being a "modern girl", she isn't actually engaging with "Mozart" at all but all her attention is directed at her mobile, but at least she is pointing in the right direction.
An amusing and very well taken shot with lovely light and colours, good composition and exceptional details and sharpness.
danos (86787) 2014-07-08 9:33
nice the snapshot with the woman to try to call from her mobile..Mozart? I like the timing of the scene as the excellent light and colour management.
holmertz (41073) 2014-07-08 10:00
I never said that I disliked the Krakow square as such, just the crowds that made it impossible to enjoy it :-). When I saw the title for this photo I thought the woman was sending an sms to the "statue" to make it perform. like you did in Praga. Apart from that this is a great street-photo with some kind of interaction (maybe) between the performer and the watcher. I love the colours and the light. Maybe you could have tried a drastic crop to get rid of the truck.
lousat (76964) 2014-07-08 11:56
Hi Malgo,in effect isn't a good things to visit a place full of people and without the opportunity to take pics,no problem,i like your idea to take this curious and original pic close to the Schonbrunn,a nice street artist in a very strange situation..ehehe...have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
ourania (31117) 2014-07-08 12:27
I like this scene very much and find it quite amusing. Instead of the visitor observing the street performer, it's he who's observing her:) A lovely moment of interaction, there's a clear connection between them, maybe he's giving her his number or providing directions:) It's great that you left much space around them, making their interaction more meaningful. I also like the colours and that you included their shadows. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Noel_Byrne (24315) 2014-07-08 13:24
Tis makes me smile, normally as you say these statue people do not move, but he looks very engaged in conversation. A bright and cheerful candid scene from this square.
As always, thank you for your excellent travel tips, when I visit these places someday, I will use your gallery as my most valuable tour guide :)
Thanks as always
carlo62 (32881) 2014-07-08 15:11
penso che Mozart sia il compositore pił famoso al mondo, con questo non vuol dire che sia il pił grande di tutti, sicuramente uno dei pił grandi e inimitabili.
In ogni caso la scena che ci proponi č molto simpatica, sembra che Mozart stia dando il suo numero di telefono alla signora.
jcpix (13662) 2014-07-08 19:56
Stop! Don't move a muscle....o.k., I will now pay you. :) you have to hand it to these people, standing completely still is not as easy as some might think...especially when others are purposely trying to get you off your mark. I can't imagine doing this myself all day, so I guess I should stop complaining about sitting in an office!? lol
A very telling, topical street scene, the model actually looks perplexed that this young lady is paying him no attention and focusing solely on her phone...oh, the day and age we live now. :) I wonder is she even realizes he's there?? Too bad you had a disappointing experience at Schoenbrunn, I had much better luck with the crowds, but I mostly enjoyed the grounds more than anything. have a great day. All the best.
rychem (23298) 2014-07-08 21:29
Rzeczywiście, komunikacja między dwoma wiekami, dobrze podpatrzone i pokazuje jak zmienia się świat
kasianowak (6471) 2014-07-09 0:39
Ciekawa scenka, fajne zestawienie tych dwoch postaci i, rzeczywiscie, bardzo rzadko widzi sie mimow ucinajacych sobie pogawedke z turystami w czasie pracy. :-)
wolf38 (31280) 2014-07-09 1:27
Hello Malgorzata. I have to smile when I see the photo. My compliments for this successful shot.
CLODO (30256) 2014-07-09 1:50
A street city scene we can watch in summer (and why not in winter?), but here it's the opposite: the statue seems to speak to this young eastern lady, giving his mobile phone number or explaining her how it works!
But you should have cropped the right part to get rid of this too eye catching lorry (I don't draw a WS, you see what I mean). How was the original version, rectangular?
eldancer1 (27939) 2014-07-10 9:47
Seems like street performers portraying famous people are becoming a common theme city streets all over the world, we also have them in the streets of Las Vegas. This guy did a wonderful job. Nicely captured with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
Silvio1953 (122315) 2014-07-10 13:15
Ciao Malgorzata, lovely composition with Street artist and nice girl at phone, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mcmtanyel (13519) 2014-07-14 20:36
I guess Mozart is telling her his phone number, LOL! This is indeed an amusing photo with attractive colors and composition.
I agree with you that places that do not allow photography are disappointing. That seems to be the trend these days, more and more places are restricting photography.
Yes, that was my right foot in the water.