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“英国女王”惊现伯明翰街头乞讨 收入颇丰

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小编摘要:全球股市遭重挫,经济不景气,“英国女王”也沦落到街头乞讨。

 导读:近日,英国伯明翰街头惊现“英国女王”身影,“女王”身着破旧皮大衣,裹着睡袋,手中还举着块小木板,上面写着"Donation for the Blessing of England“。原来,这只是一名艺术家用硅胶和高分子聚苯乙烯做成的假人像,用来测试“英国女王”行乞状况,结果山寨版的女王收入颇丰,每小时居然有12英镑。

Cap in hand: Birmingham-based artist Edgar Askelovic took to the streets of the city with the model of Elizabeth II and left her to beg

Cap in hand: Birmingham-based artist Edgar Askelovic took to the streets of the city with the model of Elizabeth II and left her to beg

It seems that even the Queen may not be immune from the effects of the worldwide market slump if these pictures, which seem to show her begging, are anything to go by.

Her Majesty was seen stooped on the floor in a sleeping bag wearing a tatty fur coat in the middle of Birmingham city centre.

But fortunately, Prince Philip has not kicked her out of Buckingham Palace - and this is actually a remarkable sculpture of the monarch created by a cheeky artist.

Birmingham-based artist Edgar Askelovic took to the streets of the city with the model of Elizabeth II and left her to beg.

And incredibly he earned more money from generous passers-by than he did in his part-time bar job.

Lithuanian Edgar, 23, said: 'She was getting something like £6 every half hour - I only earned £5.85 an hour at the time.'

And the lifelike sculpture - placed in a sleeping bag and with an open suitcase - certainly turned a few heads as she lay by Birmingham's St Philip's Cathedral.

Edgar added: 'It was quite shocking - people thought it was real. They were touching it and kicking it. A lot of people were coming over to have a look. 

'The police even approached it because they thought it was a bomb.'

Had it not been for killjoy officers moving Edgar on from his spot five times he thinks he could have made even more money.

He added: 'In the best spot she was getting £6 every half hour. It really does depend on the place.'

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2011-08-10 10:20 编辑:jeannn
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