We were delighted to see the Living Statues in Lagoa advertised again, as we really enjoyed this event last year – it’s the chance to see something different for Christmas.
This year we only managed to visit during the Friday evening session and the weather forecast wasn’t great! Although the clouds were pretty menacing, the rain did hold off for us and we were able to wander around the Rua 25 de Abril and the Largo 5 Outubro in Lagoa and enjoy the sights.
We were greeted first by a fabulous couple – very Baroque!
The costumes really are amazingly good:
And must take ages to put together:
Last year’s event was quite spectacular – you can read about our account of it here:
If we are honest, we were a little disappointed this year – perhaps it was the weather .. but the Christmas atmosphere just seemed to be missing … we did enjoy the Chocolate People though ..
There just didn’t seem to be as many characters this year to enjoy … the ones that were there were all very good – it just seemed emptier and more spaced out this year.
There were some lovely fairy wings and characters there:
And it was nice to meet Mozart:
Our little Kat the dog was most perturbed by the pigeon sat on his head:
The highlight of the event had to be the band – led by the famous conductor, who really is brilliant at the Living Statues:
Kat was quite happy to settle down and listen to them play!
The Living Statues company – or Estátuas Vivas no Natal have a Facebook Page and quite a following – and it is easy to see why as they are all so captivating and unusual.
It was certainly different to see Mary played by a man!
There was just time to wander back through the streets and catch one last look at everyone before the skies started to look rather ominous and we beat a retreat back to our car!
Sadly we couldn’t make the Saturday morning event, when the skies were much brighter .. but the event is already being planned to be back for Christmas 2017 .. so we can look forward to that – and thank you to Lagoa Council for putting on something different again for Christmas, amidst all the Christmas Fairs and markets.