El Caballero’s Electric Beard!
The “El Caballero de Paris” statue by José Villa Soberón at the Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis in La Habana Vieja. They say good luck comes to those who stroke the beard of this statue, a bronze representation of a famous street person (known locally as The Gentleman of Paris but whose real name was José María López Lledín) who roamed the streets of Havana in the 1950s. Looks like a jolt of existential electricity for the lucky few as well.
Havana, Cuba. 2011.