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"Buskers #1 : Near the Seine" Street Artists Tip by tiabunna

Street Artists, Paris: 30 reviews and 45 photos

  The lonely busking jazzman.
by tiabunna

Paris has a range of buskers, in all manner of locations and with a wide range of talent.

The sounds of jazz music wafted out to meet me as I walked across the pedestrian-only Solferino bridge near the Musée d’Orsay. Under the Quai Francois Mitterand near the Tuileries Gardens, I found the source: a one man band. There was nobody else in sight, but he was determinedly blowing his trumpet, playing his accordion and hitting his drums long before I appeared. He was not bad, either.

I left a few coins in his hat, stopped to listen for a while then took my photo, receiving a smile in return. As I walked into the distance, he still was playing to a non-existent audience. I’d like to think the photo conveys the loneliness of this solitary busking jazzman.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 27, 2006
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