Weekly Photo Challenge: Careful

October 23, 2015 at 7:01 pm 15 comments

The Highlands, Scotland
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
 
It’s not unusual to see “living statues” on popular tourist spots. They come in different flavors and levels of creativity to attract passersby.

Of course, they don’t do it just for the hang of it. They do it for the money. Be careful in their presence. It’s fine to ignore them or watch them from a vantage point. They won’t be offended. But If you’re tempted to take their pictures, make sure to drop a coin or a bill in the pot for the privilege.

You can learn a lesson from a tourist in Rome. According to the news, he photographed, without giving a tip, a statue of a man appearing to defy the laws of gravity while sitting absolutely still. Although the levitating statue didn’t come alive and turn into a monster, the offending tourist didn’t get off that easy. He was chased, surrounded, and threatened by the colleagues of the statue.

As tourists, we have become so entitled and trigger happy with our cameras that we tend to point and shoot at anything that moves and even those that don’t move at all. Sometimes, it pays to be discreet. It could make the difference between having a great vacation or not.

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  • 1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Careful  |  October 23, 2015 at 11:07 pm

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  • 2. lifeconfusions  |  October 24, 2015 at 2:43 am

    Ha, that was such a great tip actually. I might have pointed and shooted without even thinking that I might have to pay for it first. This was a great post for this week’s challenge Plaridel, well done! πŸ™‚

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    • 3. plaridel  |  October 24, 2015 at 10:48 am

      zee:

      it takes a lot of hard work trying to keep still even if a mosquito bites you. i think a living statue deserves a tip for his trouble.

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  • 4. Tina Schell  |  October 24, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Love those guys–very similar to one we saw in scotland. He acrually dismounted while we were watching,so we saw how it was done. Way cool!

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    • 5. plaridel  |  October 24, 2015 at 2:36 pm

      tina:

      he must be the same person. this picture was taken in edinburgh last august. πŸ™‚

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      • 6. Tina Schell  |  October 24, 2015 at 8:15 pm

        Ours was also in Edinburgh. How funny!

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        • 7. plaridel  |  October 26, 2015 at 10:00 am

          tina:

          what do you know? it’s a small world. πŸ™‚

          Ours was also in Edinburgh. How funny!

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  • 8. Suzanne Joshi  |  October 25, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Forewarned is forearmed. Interesting. πŸ™‚

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    • 9. plaridel  |  October 26, 2015 at 10:00 am

      suzanne:

      that’s a good one. πŸ™‚

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  • 10. skippyheart  |  October 25, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    same here at the strip and downtown Las Vegas, the street performers and costume characters will not even let you come near them without letting you know first that they work for tips. No tip, no photo!

    Btw, I’ve resurrected and revamped my blog when I got your e-mail. Thank you for the nudge for me to finally work on it again. I can’t transfer to WP because I am signed up with Squarespace on their yearly subscription plan. Anyway, I think all is up and running again on my site. Cheers! πŸ™‚

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    • 11. plaridel  |  October 26, 2015 at 9:59 am

      skip:

      they’re quite characters, aren’t they? πŸ™‚

      i’ll check your blog later. thanks.

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  • 12. pinoytransplant  |  October 26, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Nice capture, and thanks for the tip. Not a money tip, but for…………you know what I mean. πŸ™‚

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    • 13. plaridel  |  October 28, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      pinoytransplantiniowa:

      thank you. coming from you, it’s a great compliment. πŸ™‚

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  • 14. Mabel Kwong  |  October 28, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    That statue looks like its hard at work. Pity to hear that tourist in Rome got chased for not leaving a tip. The street performers must love what they do, and really hope to make a living out of it. In Melbourne, we have a lot of them in the city and they do get tipped quite a bit πŸ™‚

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    • 15. plaridel  |  October 28, 2015 at 11:18 pm

      mabel:

      it only shows melbourne is a great and friendly city. hopefully, i’d have a chance to visit it someday. πŸ™‚

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