On the Street

8 Feb

Often, there are street performers near the Jardin de la Union. This central garden is the heart of Guanajuato. Here residents and tourists gather to promenade and people watch.


Clowns, jugglers and gilded performers pose for photos with passersby making for a lively streets-cape.




On a Saturday afternoon an impromptu audience gathered on the steps of the Teatro Juarez in the main plaza to take in a steady parade of mimes and clowns.


One family even brought their bird.



Don Quixote and his horse, Rocinante, were there.


Next time you see a busker, be sure to put a peso in the pot.

3 Responses to “On the Street”

  1. neil freer February 9, 2015 at 4:27 am #

    “Busker” not in my Collegiate dictionary……qual es…..a street performer or the pot you throw the peso in? Those painted characters must die young from the toxicity of the (copper base?) coating they have on…..whew.

    • Jill February 9, 2015 at 4:34 am #

      Here you go Neil: Definition of BUSKER. chiefly British. : a person who entertains in a public place for donations. — busk \ˈbəsk\ intransitive verb. from the Free Miriam-Websters Dictionary

  2. Ursula February 8, 2015 at 7:57 pm #

    These are some SERIOUS street performers, wow!

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