Few weeks back we had Cole Bros Circus in our town. I went for the show with my family.
I was equally excited as my daughter :), It was her first Circus show.
I was hoping to see some Tigers, Bears and Elephants and ofcourse the usual Jokers and gymnasts.
They didn’t have any animals except for few felines and canines. But the show was still good with some excellent variety items like Chinese Acrobats, Aerial Motocycle, Human Canon and so on.
The Tent Circus is a dying art only few left all over the world.
I don’t know whether our Gemini circus is still around.
PETA and other animal's right activist have been aggressively scrutinizing every move of Circus management; many of the Circuses all over the world have stopped using animals totally.
Anyway as soon as I entered the tent and saw all those ropes and nets,
I was reminded of my child hood favorite movie Parakkum Pavai, starring MGR and Smt. Saroja Devi the entire movie is about Circus family. Those where the days !! :)
If you are still wondering why none of the modern circus aren't using animals anymore, just click on this link to learn more.
I took these pictures using my Kodak cx7430