Saturday 20 October 2018

The circus

Last night my sister and I made our way to Belfast. The circus was in town. Not just any circus either: Cirque du Soleil. Neither of us had ever seen them, so we didn't really know what to expect.

Well, what we got was stomach dropping acrobatics in the air, on trampolines, on the floor. There was a guy with a diabolo who was just amazing. A contortionist where I wondered whether she would ever be straight again and some fantastic clowns giving us a love story. 

This last photo is of my favourite act. She is just hanging off his neck and he is just holding on to some ropes. No safety nets or anything! 

Photos by my sister.


  1. Oh what sister fun you had too. I've never seen them either in person. I've seen a few commercials on TV for their acts and you are right stomach dropping describes what I saw too.
    Hugs Cecilia

  2. Wow! That's impressive. Glad you had a nice time.

  3. Hari Om
    Saw them once in Sydney... lomg time back when they were still very new. Absolutely astonishing, the physical discipline!!! Very glad you got to share this with Gera. One never forgets this experience. YAM xx

    1. The contortionist! She was brilliant, although according to my sister it must be a man, as she was so tall and couldn't possibly be Chinese! I think she was a woman though, just very very very very very very very very bendy!! If I were to do that, they would have to chop everything off before sewing me back together.

  4. What some people can do. It’s like they belong to a different species.

  5. Those folks are so very strong!


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