I took this photo along the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver.

Silver statue woman Summer 2009

The sign reads: “All donations go to the care and feeding of this statue.”

I wonder what that silver paint does to your face?

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  1. Todd Bradley September 4, 2009 at 11:49 am - Reply

    It can’t be good, but I hope it’s improved in the past 70 years. Have you heard the story of the original Tin Man from “Wizard of Oz”? From Wikipedia’s entry on Buddy Ebsen:

    When he turned down Louis B. Mayer’s offer of an exclusive contract with MGM, he was warned by Mayer that he would never get a job in Hollywood again. However, he was cast in the role of the Scarecrow in the 1939 The Wizard of Oz. He then swapped roles with Ray Bolger, who was to play the Tin Man. Ebsen recorded all his songs, went through all the rehearsals, and started filming. Shortly thereafter, he began experiencing cramps and shortness of breath, eventually leading to hospitalization. The cause was determined to be an allergy to the aluminum dust used for his makeup; he left the film as a result.[1]
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  2. Beth Partin September 4, 2009 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    I don’t know if it has improved…I’ve heard rumors about lead in the “mineral makeup” that’s so popular now.
    .-= Beth Partin´s last blog ..Denver Restaurants on Santa Fe: El Noa Noa =-.

  3. BernardL September 5, 2009 at 8:08 am - Reply

    It would have been safer (skin wise) to seek out the local Salvation Army care facility for a meal.

  4. Beth Partin September 5, 2009 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    True, but not as much fun.
    .-= Beth Partin´s last blog ..Denver Restaurants in Five Points: Welton Street Café =-.

  5. saint September 8, 2009 at 7:07 am - Reply

    Always glad to see Denver get another street performer. None of this in Georgia, really. I saw one busker in the subway in Tbilisi, and scores of gypsies who just pick everyone’s pockets. And babushkas sitting around begging. But besides that busker, no real performers.
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  6. Beth September 8, 2009 at 7:42 am - Reply

    Saint, I think the best street performer I’ve seen in Denver was the man with the flute who was playing at the Jazz Fest in Five Points. I think I’ve seen him downtown as well.
    .-= Beth´s last blog ..Happy Labor Day! =-.

  7. George January 27, 2014 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    I’ve seen this thing before. I like the statue girl in red and black. Shes much better and poses very nicely. I think her and the 16th street mime are married (no joke). Give a few $’s to the performers!, not the crackheads on the mall!