Every year Santa Cruz has a demonstration of living statues, and this year is the fourth.
The statues are on the Calle Real today, Saturday and Sunday.
Everybody calls the main street in Santa Cruz de la Palma, “the Calle Real”, but nowhere along it’s length is there a street sign with that name! I used to suspect that the whole thing was invented to confuse visitors, but now I know better. It’s called the Calle Real (Royal Road) because it’s the one the Kings come along to visit baby Jesus each January 5th.
If you haven’t seen them before, living statues stand perfectly still (or try to!) until you put money in the hat (or whatever), and then they perform.
Last year there were different living statues each day, and you could vote for the best.
I was at work today, so I didn’t get to see them myself. All these photos are by Helen Bennett
Considering how rotten the light was today, I think she did a great job.
You can see pictures of last year’s statues here and videos here