Weekly Photo Challenge: Reward – Street Entertainment

Galway Street Entertainment

By now it was a glorious afternoon and the temperature was continuing to rise (‘hotter even than Spain’) as we walked back through the main streets where there were street entertainers every few yards, some playing traditional instruments, some improvising on spoons and bits of wood and metal and others standing around as statues.

I make it a rule not to give money to beggars who just sit around looking sorry for themselves with a big scruffy dog but I don’t mind throwing loose change in the collection box of someone who is working for a living so by the time we had walked the entire length of the street my pockets were empty of coins.

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4 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Reward – Street Entertainment

  1. Even I feel the same way. I don’t mind entertainers compared to someone with his or her hand out. 🙂

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  2. And a pint of Guinness, Andrew? 🙂

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  3. I completely agree with that sentiment. We’ve got a local publication here, Street Roots, that is a paper published almost entirely with donations. Homeless people buy the papers for 25 cents each, then sell them to the public for a dollar and keep the dollar. I always always buy Street Roots, even if I’m not interested in the articles, because I love the idea of the program, and people who earn money vs. beg for it.


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