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Street art that stands out from the crowd

When you stop to take a closer look at this statue – you never know, it might even look back.


July 14, 2016 | Latest Photo Prev Next
living statueliving statuePhoto: roberto volterra / Flickr
July 14, 2016 | Latest Photo

This woman covered in green stands on a street in Tel Aviv, Israel. Despite the street lights growing out of her hands, her face appears serene and calm, as though she's embodied her character in more than just costume.

Most urban-dwellers, or even urban tourists, have seen a living statue — when a person dresses up like a statue and poses on the street for tips. Performers often stand completely still, then make small gestures to surprise people who thought they really were statues.

living statueLiving statues were popular in medieval and Renaissance festivities. (Photo: roberto volterra/Flickr)

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