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Art Imitating Life

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Photograph by Daniel Krone

In this perfectly timed (and framed) photograph by Daniel Krone, we see a painting of the popular New Orleans street performer Uncle Louie in a store front while the actual Uncle Louie is spotted in the distance crossing the street!
Uncle Louie and his tiny stuffed dog, affectionately known as Lil Willie, are a common sight in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Louie is best known for his ability to stand very still while in mid stride. You can find a video of him in ‘action’ embedded below.
Much like the famed naked cowboy in New York’s Time Square, tourists love snapping pics of Uncle Louie and Lil Willie. In an interview with French Quarterly, Uncle Louie says he’s been doing the ‘frozen in time’ shtick for almost twenty years. (


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Thanks, Andy. For the improved link and the comment, on behalf of the other 16 solvers. I liked solving this one because it "made sense" as you were doing it, due to those sideways layers.


Besides the theme, which was fun, this was interesting as a puzzle because of the "vertical layers". BTW, the embedded link doesn't work very well, at least not when I tried it. I did find it though and if anyone else is interested in a video of Uncle Louie and Lil Willie as "still life", try . Ah, the Big Easy! Thanks Pat!