Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Salamanca Markets: A way to earn a quid


This outdoor vaudeville entertainer cajoled, wooed and amazed a crowd of close to one hundred souls for well-nigh an hour and in return his hat was showered (and filled) with notes (blue as he requested), as well as small golden coins.


I suppose it is mean-spirited to muse upon whether he had an ABN number or whether he sent a completed return each financial year to the Deputy Commissioner ...

21 comments:

Abu Dhabi/UAE Daily Photo said...

Nice captures!

B SQUARED said...

Amazing what people will do for a quid.

brattcat said...

Love the final photo and the text to go with it!

altadenahiker said...

Ow, I wasn't expecting that top one.

J said...

Fantastic captures. Perhaps discretion is the better part of valour?

Steffe said...

I wouldn't do that for a quid. But I'm glad he did as thy photos are kinda cool.

brattcat said...

Julie, I love the story you left on my blog about 'reading' without glasses. Welcome home. Hope it was a fabulous journey.

Julie said...

Exactly how I reacted: I instinctively clasped my hand around MY throat as the sword went down! He had tears of "smarts" in his eyes immediately after ...

BC: Thank you for the welcome! It was a fine break from the grindstone. I am not going to quibble whether I show photos that are not Sydney on my CDPB. I judge that as well as highlighting my city it is okay to highlight other parts of my country, too. So = Tassie it is for the rest of this week.

Lois said...

I think he really earned it! Those are lovely shots Julie.

Virginia said...

Oh dear. That made my throat hurt! He deserved the "notes" for that! I really like the last portrait.
V

diane said...

great shots of a horrible act. Love the last portrait.

J Bar said...

Fantastic shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Mirela said...

Great photos! The first one freaks me out though... :-O

Julian Davis said...

Great shots dear!

Joan Elizabeth said...

We missed you ... great action shots and a nice story sequence.

Jacob said...

I can't imagine...and always get a bit queasy when I see a sword swallower!

Very effective photos, Julie.

Thanks for the info on the chimney pots...I thought maybe it was like my family...we've got a lot of pots, but we need them 'cause there is always at least one crackpot!

Julie said...

... *chuckle* ...
You are a delight, Jacob!

Benikos place said...

The final Photo is unbelievable!!!

Vogon Poet said...

Great photos, the parting shot says it all!

Luis Gomez said...

Love these images!

AB said...

Interesting-looking character, great stunt.