Galileo Galilei,Living Statue, Barcelona, Spain

It was the last day of our trip in Barcelona and we were eagerly looking for the famous living statues in Las Ramblas. We had traversed the Ramblas all the previous days, but we couldn’t find them. Finally on the last day, thanks to our persistent desire to see them, we found them at the other end of the Las Ramblas, close to the column of Christopher Columbus. At first, I couldn’t really believe my eyes. Some of them stood motionless for minutes giving the feeling of a true statue. They earn money from the people who wish to get photographed with them. People come forward, donate money in the vessel in front of the statue and pose with these living statue while their partner press the click button. We spent quite sometime there watching these people. Personally I would say this is better way of living rather than begging.

Galileo, the Living Statue, Barcelona, Spain

Galileo, the Living Statue, Las Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain

Galileo Galilei is one of my favorite scientists from the past. And this statue with the telescope attracted me a lot.

And if you still do not believe your eyes, I took one picture of a person getting ready to become the statue.

The Living Statue getting ready, Las Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain

The Living Statue getting ready, Las Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain

We didn’t stay long time to see the outcome of this makeup. But for sure, like other living statues in the Ramblas, this will turn out to another great one. Somehow this picture also reminds me of their lives, with the water bottle next to them.

Kudos to them.