Thursday, February 21, 2008

Busking for a living in London...

busking-londonThe saying goes that the best buskers in the world are in London. Not sure how true that is but there are some good ones out there: musicians with accordions, flutes, organs, clarinets and guitars. The list just goes on.

There's this dear elderly violinist who plays regularly at N1 centre (Angel). Despite unfavorable acoustic conditions, his tunes never fail to lift my spirits. I noticed another blind whistler making his rounds in the Tube stations as well. Boy, he's good.

busking-londonCan one survive by busking alone? Looking at the splatter of coins, I would think that the regular basker will not be a millionaire any time soon.

Was walking along Thames one fine Sunday afternoon and there were numerous 'statues' along the pathway. I recalled that it was quite a novelty back home when buskers masquerading as statues first appeared along Orchard road. Then I come across this guy who was having some fun with his tortoise along a very narrow stretch of sand on Thames' bank. Looking at his hoard of coins (not in the picture), Londoners and tourists seemed to prefer the tortoise to statues...

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3 comments:

Kevin said...

That is a really cool tortoise, though... :)

kyh said...

Statues or sand tortoises, they are both works of art! Each deserves a compliment of its own. ;)

Alok said...

Your blog has intresting images. Cool sand art. ;-)