Monday, October 29, 2007

No fear of flying

Heads way down
Street performers in the French Quarter add to the fun and excitement of it all. These guys have been doing this performance for years -- same lines, same gags. But, somehow it is always entertaining and always fun. They mix in up with impromtu raporte' with the audience.

In this trick, the performer flips across seven audience members. Wouldn't it be nice if my camera shot a little faster and captured a third shot with the performer flipping on top of the tightly-head-ducked audience members?

The performance is at a little ampitheater on Decatur Street across from Jackson Square and near Cafe' Du Monde (where we had just left). You get extra points if you guess what we enjoyed there.

-- steve buser

Lagniappe

On Pixel Eyed today it's a steamy sunset -- the is a convergence of weather and man for a different sort of sunset picture -- Steamy Sunset

8 comments:

lv2scpbk said...

I don't think I'd want to be in the last spot incase they fall.

Marie said...

I am going to have a look at my photos from NO. Maybe I photographed them!

photowannabe said...

You must have had a foamy latte and some binettes (sp?). I can see the powered sugar all over everything. So good that I am just drooling.
Great capture of the street artisits.

Ted and Lori said...

I have a framed postcard in our bathroom of the beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe du Monde, one of my favorite places in the entire world. I'm always a little saddened when someone out here says they don't know what beignets are. That photo you got captures a lot of what I love about New Orleans. Nice job.

• Eliane • said...

Teir cousins are doing the same spiel in from of the Metropolitan Museum: see here, here and here.

Wanda said...

That does look entertaining! They doing something similar on the streets of San Francisco.

Jules said...

Sorry have no idea what you ate but I'm sure it was wonderful!!!

I agree with Barb - wouldn't want to be on the end!!!!

Deslilas said...

Faire fi des lois de la gravitation !
How to get free of the gravitation law !