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The Moor and his Parrot

Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 6 March 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

This automata is in the square in Frigiliana and tells the story of the source of the town's riches. The foolish parrot is obsessed with the idea of gold but the Moor explains that the true wealth lies in the land's abundant supply of water from the mountains above.

NIKON COOLPIX P7000 1/440 second F/2.8 ISO 100 28 mm (35mm equiv.)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Well spotted

6 Mar 2012 7:30am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Sounds like a well-informed Moor . . . I should stop listening to my parrot.

6 Mar 2012 8:13am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Wise Moor, Green Parrot, staying poor, gold demerit

6 Mar 2012 8:53am

thami from Fès, Morocco

Une scène tout droit sortie d'un conte des mille et une nuits!
Bonne journée lumineuse et chal-heureuse!

6 Mar 2012 9:04am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I love the automata. Barcelona has a museum with some of them. The memory of when I was little ... I'm going to see them! and make sure any photograph qiue ... Photographing memories not bad! A hug, Adela

6 Mar 2012 9:52am

Marlon B from Cambodia

I wondered what they did with Saddam.

6 Mar 2012 10:53am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Well, I must say that I've never seen one of these before. Very cool shot, Grouser.

6 Mar 2012 12:02pm

Karen Politte from Conway, United States

very interesting!

6 Mar 2012 1:06pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Fabulous image right out of the 'Arabian Nights'!

6 Mar 2012 1:24pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb framing and great legend !!

6 Mar 2012 1:33pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Parrots are unpredictable though, there was one resident in a local bar here, told you which was the best ale, then it came and sat next to , and shit on your hand. Never trusted them much after that.

6 Mar 2012 1:51pm

@Curly: :)

Don from United States

A fine reflection shot. I like the story being told to the parrot. Nice one.

6 Mar 2012 3:46pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A wonderful window shot and informative, too !!

6 Mar 2012 5:47pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I prefer this to pheasant under glass, even!

6 Mar 2012 6:00pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic! I love it! I like the look on his face and the pointing finger. Great capture!

6 Mar 2012 6:23pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Very funny.

6 Mar 2012 8:31pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Well spotted
oops that finger :-))
I like his shoes :-))
:)

6 Mar 2012 10:29pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

well seen G!

7 Mar 2012 8:06pm

NIKON COOLPIX P7000
1/440 second
F/2.8
ISO 100
28 mm (35mm equiv.)

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