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This is a real statue standing outside Palermo cathedral, not a street performer, and the pigeon is also real, not a part of the statue. I remember clearly how I begged the pigeon not to fly away until I had time to take a picture, but looking closely at the photo a few days ago I started to doubt my memory. I had to check Google street view carefully to make sure that the statue shown there doesn't have a pigeon on its hand. You can see it for yourself by using the map coordinates 38.11348 13.35605. You can also click at Map: view.

This is outside Palermo's famous Cathedral. The statue may be dedicated to Pope Sergius I (687–701), who was born in Palermo. However, there is another statue of Sergius in another part of the courtyard, looking quite different, so I am not quite sure who this is supposed to show. And I have no idea who made the statue, or how old it is. But you can see the other statue, and part of the cathedral, in a WS. Another WS, maybe more in "my style", is taken in the street in front of the cathedral.

Here is a larger version of the main photo.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9880 W: 518 N: 19097] (84369)
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