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Floating man secret

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Floating man secret

OK.....I have my own theory but does anyone know the "secret" behind the floating swamis ? I have never seen this little street performance before. FOr the uninitated, it involves a man wrapped in robes who appears to float above the ground supported only by holding onto an upright rod.

It was hilarious watching the "changing of the guard" as two of them swapped places inside a big black bag.

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1. Re: Floating man secret

They are sitting on a metal arm.

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2. Re: Floating man secret

That was my thought

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3. Re: Floating man secret

I know the answer but why not just be amazed and intrigued (as was my 13 year old son) by the whole spectacle especially the getting it happening inside the bird cage with the black cape.

FYI if you want to know there are links on youtube but I'm not posting them. I'd rather have new visitors to Rome be flummoxed by it too.

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4. Re: Floating man secret

Where does one see this?

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5. Re: Floating man secret

The main tourist areas - esp in front of Castel sant Angelo and along Via dei Fori Imperiali (between Colosseum & Piazza Venezia)

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6. Re: Floating man secret

http://tinyurl.com/lhnrcl9

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7. Re: Floating man secret

Oh wow! Thanks, Ziggy! My teenage son is going to LOVE that!

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8. Re: Floating man secret

I took that one on the bridge in front of Castel sant Angelo. And then got yelled at by the "Changing of the guard" helper when I didnt leave any money.

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9. Re: Floating man secret

Also, I have seen them many times in Piazza Navona.

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10. Re: Floating man secret

Hey Momcat & Ziggy New Yorkers! How about a little feedback on my itinerary that I posted? : )