Summer at the circus…

September 12, 2012 § 7 Comments

Circus Flora plays almost solely to St. Louis crowds. We caught the last show on the last day. It was hot and the circus acts were hotter. Enthralling. No, not the usual word to describe a circus, much less a one huge-tent, one ring, Euro-style circus that annually write scripts to pull all their acts together and marry costumes from one scene to another.

Before the show began under the big top, though, this little performer warmed up by having an icee while stealing floor space near the Snake Man. He might have been her father.

She would come out in the third act, holding hands with the 2-year-old son of Nino, the circus’s feature clown.

Little Pinky here has circus in her aspect and old soul in her face.





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§ 7 Responses to Summer at the circus…

  • Typehype says:

    The old soul in her face, oh, yes, I can see it (gives me the chills). Not a fan of circuses, they’re more eerie to me than entertaining. Every see the old b/w film, Carnival of Souls; or Fellini’s The Clowns? Creepy…

    • oh says:

      Yes, I’ve seen Carnival of Souls and it IS creepy. Glad to say that (our) Circus Flora is very upbeat, has humor and in terms of animals, only well loved horses. Oh, another one to see is the movie of a story by Bernard Malamud…what the heck is the title…hold on…

      • oh says:

        “The Magician of Lublin” is a fine story, more focused on character and not at all on creepiness…I recommend it. (yeah, it’s circus-ish, but give it a whirl!)

      • Typehype says:

        Talking Horse, I think it’s called. I read it ages ago, didn’t know it was a movie. A guy in a horse costume working at the circus…? Pretty disturbing, as I recall :0

  • jeanie says:

    What a beautiful study, and what an old soul this child is. This was a good photo find for you — and you did it beautifully!

    • oh says:

      Thanks, Jeanie. I thought of including more circus pictures with this but didn’t want to “distract…” Brrr…it’s a cool Saturday morning here…having coffee…come one over.

  • Awww sooo cute 🙂 Great capture

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