P1090511 A puppeteer on a Metro train
It's very common for wandering artists to perform on Paris Metro (subway) trains. They get on, play or sing until the train stops at the next stop, and get off. For some reason none or very few of them stay for longer than one stop -- either that's illegal, or they're afraid people will kill them if they're exposed to that racket for much longer. :-) It's really jarring when all of a sudden, in a quiet train, music starts blaring out of nowhere. Many of those performers have microphones and amplifiers.
But occasionally you get to see a cute performance, like this one with puppets. The guy had some kind of portable screen that he set up between two poles at the end of the subway train, and played a little show behind it.
My blog posts about Paris:
Automated, nanny-state bathrooms.
Panhandling and languages.
Mandatory post about food in Paris
Fast food in Paris: an oxymoron
A rushed tour of Paris famous tourist points
Paris tour continues: Monmartre
Getting almost stuck in a transportation strike.
Or see all my blog posts about Paris in one page.