Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Circus!

(The city looking small, Fake seagull swooping down to eat real spider, The messy office of an absent-minded private eye?, View of a marina)

   I checked out a visually interesting book from the library called ' Pictorial History of the American Circus.' It is full of lovely and romantic pictures of the circus. I didn't read any of the writing within the book so I don't know how interesting it is, but I think it is a basic, factual book. I checked it out for art inspiration. The book is by John and Alice Durant. My guess is that they are a husband and wife writing duo. They probably travel around together gathering information to compile for their next book project. They probably travel to small towns to scour flea markets for old pictures. Then they interview the towns oldest residents to ask about their memories of the circus (or whatever they are writing about). It sounds like a fun life!




6 comments :

goodmoments said...

wonderful pictures!

Milena said...

Lovely photos!
I especially like those in the second row. They look kind of nostalgic.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

The circus book looks interesting. Come to think of it, I've never been to a circus before. I should add that to my bucket list :)

Ghadeer said...

Thanks for sharing :)
My interest in circuses has been kindled ever since I read 'Water for Elephants'- so much going on behind the scenes!

Mohala Johnson said...

What a neat looking book, I wonder if my library has it as well.

Amber @ Fauna Finds Flora said...

Thanks so much for the comments!