Tuesday, February 20, 2007


To some people they’re artists; to others they’re just deeply annoying. But there’s more to costumed street statues than being decked in odd clothes, sweating silver make up and asking children for money.

Paula and Andres are statues in the bohemian Buenos Aires district of San Telmo. Every Sunday thousands of people pound the cobbled streets of Calle Defensa, where they’re confronted by an army of standing still statues.

Both are in the photos; the words are mainly Paula’s.

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