Street Performance… it’s a living.

Street performers add an element to the tourist environment that sometimes defies historical significance of location, but they do add sparkle. I especially enjoy musicians that add their artistry to soften the harsh sounds of daily reality on the streets, subway stations, etc.

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Santiago, Spain

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Santiago, Spain

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Segovia, Spain

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Madrid, Spain

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Chicago, Illinois subway platform

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Downtown Chicago, Illinois

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Santiago, Spain with a boot to collect donations.

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Peaceful protest in downtown Madrid

Downtown Madrid in March 2013.

O.K., World, help me out with this one.  What are they protesting?  Austerity measures?

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Best I could do with translation:  There is nothing so serious that cannot be said with a smile.

Fear will change sides.

How far off am I with this translation?