The mimes recreate personalities from the Wild West, from musical spectaculars, artists, musicians and even composers. Now of all those I’ve seen before I’ve been most impressed by the way the character has been recreated on our streets today of the well-known Caballero de Paris.
It seems as if the man sculpted in bronze has come alive and walks among us. Kids, teenagers, young and old, everyone stops to look at him and listen to his stories, taken from different places and chivalrous adventures. I saw him give flowers made from cut up magazines and dried plant leaves. I can assure that it feels like being with the such a prodigious man who enchants Havana today, with one of the most beautiful stories.
I murmured while standing there looking at him and taking these photos that today I share with each one of you. Welcome back to the streets that have always been yours, great Caballero de Paris — our own Knight of Paris.
October 1 2012