you are probably wondering, why? i think it all started when my cousin brought me to the carnival when i was a child in the philippines - also, realizing earlier on that some of the performers (like the man called, "the penguin man") developed a type of physical deformation or a genetic trait that has been passed on... this started my fascination in the human body, genetics, super-human abilities, etc...
i enjoyed all the rides, the food, the performances, but i don't think that it was entirely a delight to see the sideshow performers (because some of their situations were desolate, sometimes desperate - because they couldn't find jobs elsewhere, and also, the jeering and ridicule...). despite of the "ugly" side of the travelling circus life, they kept going, returning year after year to put on an amazing show. that, is what i love the most!
so, here are some beautiful things i'd like to share with you:
the knife juggler by roadside
(i could only wish...)
"ripley's believe it or not" museum - saw it at the fisherman's wharf in san francisco, california
daydaynite on tumblr
dumbo" - disney (dom hugs me when the song, baby mine, starts playing)
big fish, a movie, by tim burton
(i love this movie sooo much!)
taschen (it's on my wish list)
cirque du soleil - if you haven't gone, go see a show! it's amazing (worth every penny)!!!
hope you enjoyed it!