Thursday, August 11, 2011

Circus is in town!


It was long time ago, I hardly can remember… Fortunately I found some old postcards, so I can tell about this curious circus…



There were two owners, both quite eccentric. Tobias, jovial man on the left, had great intuition for animals, but he lacked it in fashion (not only this time, when he was convinced, that angora tuxedo was all the rage). Skinny Wilbur, raised for accountant in accountants family, always wanted to be an artist, to do “crazy things” (those pants are the craziest thing he ever done). He was circus accountant – life can be ironic…



Seal between them, was very important figure – he negotiated the contractual terms with any new animal and decided who could be hired.
One of the stars was Pinky – monkey-philosopher



Oh, yeah, Pinky during the show could declaim poems, read books, resolve even complicated mathematical problems… but whole Pinky’s family was extraordinary... You would be surprised!



A pièce de résistance of two white elephants (they had flowers tattoos!)...

With hollyhock-like sign...


With thistle...



... was a dance on giant pumpkins. The only problem with this showpiece was that in some years pumpkins were growing too small…



Leonard,shy king of jungle, with his claws and tail could make incredible origami. Everybody was impressed, because he used to hum old time favorites…



One day, they were gone and never came back, as circuses are doing usually…

3 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I love them. The circus is so much fun and what a neat inspiration.

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  2. i just love those darling elephants.

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