Travel Photo of the Week: Silver Living Statue | London, UK

One of the things that I really caught my attention during my trip to London early last year are the talented street performers. I first witnessed a performance when we passed by Covent Garden. A number of break dancers from different races were able to battle it out in a ‘groovy’ way, much to the delight of bystanders (like me). I just love watching them in a ‘friendly competition’ while sipping my favorite mocha drink outside our chosen coffee shop that cold afternoon.

Here’s a photo of a street performer while preparing his ‘stage’ for the day. We were on our way to the London Eye River Cruise when I passed by his area. I’m fascinated with the fact that any talented person can perform within the streets of London and at the same time earn decent bucks. I think singers like George Michael and James Morrisson actually made money in their pre-fame days belting out songs in the street.

With this kind of job, your safety is also at risk since you’re always outside. My uncle shared a story to me about his friend who used to work as a street performer after school sometime in the 80’s. He caught a mild accident when all of a sudden, a tourist pushed him hard with undisclosed reasons. That didn’t stop him from performing skits. Safety is a must these days especially when your family is dependent on you.

I admire the dedication of the street performers with their jobs. It was a sunny but cold morning when I took this photo yet they endure the weather just to make others happy. Most kids would go near them and take endless souvenir pictures.

I am planning a trip back to the UK soon and I would like to work as a street performer even just for a week. Maybe I’d do a Kazaky dance number in Covent Garden with the killer heels. Watcha think? šŸ˜›


  1. I find street performers fascinating as well. Aba, hindi madaling hanap buhay ang pagpeperform sa kalsada. It takes a lot of courage to perform in front of the public kasi iba iba ang perspectives ng mga tao. And for that, I salute them. Sana mapanood ko din yung mga nagsiskit sa London!

    July 5, 2012
    • Senyorita said:

      I agree with you. Gusto ko rin siyang gawing karir kaso medyo impatient din ako minsan. I’d love to give it a try though šŸ˜›

      July 6, 2012

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