Mannequin Monday #86

Be honest.

Did you miss Mannequin Monday last week?

Just curious.

Today’s addition to the planet’s largest repository of blighted mannequins was spotted in La Paz, Bolivia, not far from this one and this one, featured two and 83 Monday Mannequins ago, respectively.

By comparison, it’s the picture definition of health, if you discount the battered nose, mangy felt hair and the fact that its torso was held together by half a mile of strapping tape. I left most of that out of the picture.

It’s just another typical example of the seemingly endless supply of battered and bruised mannequins found around just about any corner in Bolivia’s administrative capital, a selection that largely inspired this series that today marks a wholly unanticipated 86th edition.

So, you can blame the shopkeepers of La Paz for this weekly distraction, not me. 🙂


Are you new to Mannequin Monday, a weekly series that over the past year and a half has taken the internets by storm?

Then I strongly encourage you to invest a couple minutes and catch up here —and here, too, with a special video presentation (rounded out by a killer soundtrack!) I put together to celebrate the Mannequin Monday project’s first year — an entirely unexpected one year anniversary. It’ll all conspire to make your Monday just a little bit better than it already is and to serve as a blunt reminder that your week can and will only get better from this point forward. Again, you’re very welcome. And don’t forget to tell all your friends.

By the way, this image, snapped in La Paz, Bolivia, on 22 April 2013, proudly serves as today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 752nd (!!) straight. When you’ve got a few minutes to spare, you can check out some of those here. And if you missed #700, it’s here. And #750 here. Enjoy!

By the way: if you’re on Facebook and haven’t checked out and shared a little ‘like’ love with my newly rebooted Piran Cafe Facebook page, why not do it now?  Thanks!


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