Thursday, September 15, 2005
Headless Man with Umbrella
This would be a strange sight to see on any day, but knowing that he's standing within 50m of where a dismembered head was found last week adds a morbid touch to the whole affair.
Apparently, the Headless Man with Umbrella is part of some advertising gimmick, for a contest for tickets to see Quidam, the performance by Cirque de Soleil that's showing here (least that's what the people giving out postcards next to him told me). You see more of this on our streets these days - performers, costumes etc - it seems advertisers have to work harder to get the attention of a jaded public .