A Short Spaniard for Ailsa’s theme

Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week, is ‘Short’, and I immediately thought of one of the street performers I saw whilst wandering along Las Ramblas in Barcelona a few years ago.  I couldn’t quite work out what I was seeing. Was he a Jack-in-the-box, like the toy I once had as a child, which used to play ‘Pop Goes the Weasel’ before the little man inside popped up and sometimes gave me a fright? This ‘Juanito’ was much more scary than my child’s toy.


I assumed that he was a poor old beggar, and was a bit concerned that it seemed rather rude to stand and stare at someone so ugly and deformed. Then a woman boldly marched across and put money in his pot, and he suddenly stood up. He was now no longer short, but scarily tall. I really can’t imagine how he folded himself up like that. Was he perhaps made of rubber?


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75 comments on “A Short Spaniard for Ailsa’s theme

  1. This is an interesting one Sylvia. I’ve seen a fair few street performers in Covent Garden when I lived in London but I don’t remember seeing one like this. Mmm, this will have me guessing for a while I think.. 🙂

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