7 October 2012

Silent Sunday 07.10.12



46 comments:

  1. What a fab photo. Is this a statue or one of those living statues in Covent Garden? And how on earth is it balanced?

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  2. It's one of those living ones and we couldn't work it out at all!

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  3. Omg that's a living statue?? That's very clever!

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  4. Wow that's amazing, I can't look at it too long or my head will pop trying to work out how he's doing it! Fab pic :D

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    1. Thank you. They do make your eyes boggle!

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  5. Spotted this guys too on my wander through Covent Garden the day after the MADS - but ................. I am seriously tempted to apply for one of the jobs being advertised on the hoarding over his shoulder LOL

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  6. Very clever! My boys love to see these street artists in covent garden and down the embankment too :)

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    1. We'd never seen them - they're fascinating!

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  7. I know how it's done but I won't spoil it by saying. (you can tweet @midlifesinglem if you want to know). Great photo. You'd think the old geezer could smile a bit!

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  8. I LOVE those sort of things - often see them in Covent Garden - is that where this is taken?
    We also saw some the day we went to Brighton.
    Would simply LOVE to know what he is sitting on.
    Liska x

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    1. Yes there were a few in CG. Not seen them in Brighton and am there regularly. Whereabouts were / are they? X

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    2. I mean artists - not necessarily the one you have pictured.
      They are right on the seafront.
      You can see two of them in our daytrip video:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSItjr71xro&feature=plcp

      So how is your one doing that? Did you work out the secret of what he is sitting on?

      Liska x

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    3. He must be on a pole of some sort I think!

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    1. You can see the silver pole in the shot, but not when you're there!

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  10. I love those guys! Bizarre but cool in an uncool way :)

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  11. wow that man must have thighs of steel to do that!

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    1. He's definitely sat on something 'coz he was so relaxed!

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  12. I've always wanted to go up to these living statue dudes and give them a big tickle.

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  13. I would imagine there is a metal (slim) pole which travels up his leg, turns 90 degrees at his kneen and supports his bum with a flat piece of metal.
    It's all going on inside the trousers seat and support-wise.

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    1. You can see a little silver thing by his bum!

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    2. I don't know how he gets into it, has he got velcro quick release up the side of his trousers?
      And some long-johns to preserve his modesty?
      Do they wheel some curtains round him on wheels, like A & E?

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  14. He kind of looks like Robin Williams! Great pic! :)

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  15. I can't even begin to work that out....... Just amazing :-)

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  16. Great statue and great photo.

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    1. He was alive and seemingly not sitting on anything! Thank you!

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  17. how does he do that?
    but more importantly - a great big Michael Kors shop opening soon.....

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    1. We wondered that the whole time and I agree - more importantly - Michael Kors!
      X

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  18. What a fab picture. I do however find these guys a little creepy though x

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