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In Barcelona as well as other cities, street actors - statues, hold their positions, use extensive makeup, and design elaborate costumes and settings ... in the hopes of a tip - a few coins from the passers by.

These statues (actors) hold very still, but when a coin is placed in a special cup they (come to life) and they act as you see here, a kind hand held out as a gesture of thanks, ... a photo op for a friend.

There were about 6 of these (statues) near the seaward end of Las Ramblas street a very popular tourist street in Barcelona. It must take hours of hard work to get into these extensive "costumes" and tough to hold still in the heat of day as thousands pass by. An interesting profession.

Hope I did justice to this one in action.

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Additional Photos by David Reed Thomas (drt100) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 74 N: 435] (2053)
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