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April 2021 Challenge: Buskers


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The April Challenge will call for more people pictures but this time we’ll narrow things done some. Busker (or buskers or busking) is the theme. Since busker is a British term, let me explain it to my fellow Americans and others: 

 

A busker is a person who performs music or other entertainment in the street or another public place for monetary donations. We’ve all seen them and I’m betting that many of us have photos of some. As always you can submit three images. No theatre performances, please. Here are some examples:

 

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Düsseldorf

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Porto, by the Paço Episcopal. I think he got a €.
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Hauptmarkt, Trier.....next to the weinstand........
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I am starting to miss these places just a tiny bit:mellow:
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Great subject Edo. Will have to do some sorting now. Back later with my poor selection.

 

Allan

 

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Congratulations Ed and great topic! You've given me a reason to head into local places where buskers hangout. I've wanting to do some busker images for a while so this will spur me along.

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Congrats Edo! I didn't think I had much for this challenge but found a few!  Here are my three.

 

1) Statue of Liberty busker in Central Park, New York

 

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2) A one man band in Key West, Florida

 

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3) The Cat Man, Key West, Florida

 

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Street entertainer playing guitar in front of Old law schools Cambridge

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Juggler twirling stick Cambridge

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Chaplinesque street performer interacting with member of audience

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Allan
 
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Congratulations Edo!

Not a whole lot of busking going on in my port.

 

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Bach Handel and Schumann in the Vondel Park.

 

https://c7.alamy.com/comp/GW5GE2/edinburgh-royal-mile-edinburgh-high-street-with-fire-performer-and-GW5GE2.jpg

The Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

 

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A nice upbeat topic. Some tough acts to follow (so to speak), but here are my three:

 

Buskers in Old Quito, Ecuador

 

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French Canadian busker in Old Montreal, Quebec

 

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Street performer with clones, Mexico City

 

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Here are my three for consideration.
 
People watching man playing an upright piano outside on sidewalk, Paul Street, Centre, Cork, County Cork, Munster, Ireland Stock Photo

Man playing an upright piano outside on sidewalk, Paul Street, Centre, Cork, County Cork, Munster, Ireland

 

 

man wearing kilt playing bagpipes on the Westminster Bridge, City of Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom Stock Photo
Man wearing kilt playing bagpipes on the Westminster Bridge, City of Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom
 

 

Two musicians performing acoustic music for tips at the Saturday Farmers Market, Santa Fe Railyard, Santa Fe, Santa Stock Photo
Two musicians performing acoustic music for tips at the Saturday Farmers Market, Santa Fe Railyard, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
 
Any other terms/keywords for Busking? Street performance...?

 

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2 hours ago, Colblimp said:

I see a winner...

 

Don't tell me, don't tell me. I want it to be a surprise.

 

Allan

 

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Don't think I have a prayer this time, but to keep up with good spirit

 

1)  "Plasterman" painted in white at Victoria, BC downtown Harbour

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2) Elderly Cuban Man sitting and playing Guitar at Cobblestone Streets in Trinidad, Cuba

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3) Unicycle Performer at Sydney Australia Harbour

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I have no chance of winning this one, but in the spirit of participation, here are my three.

 

Fire breather

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Dirty Jokes

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Market buskers

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