Yoshizen's Blog

CIRCUS but not inside

Posted in Art, Existentialism, Fun to read :-D, Photography, Who is Yoshizen, Zen in Action by yoshizen on September 9, 2012

As autumn approaches, the air is getting clear and having bright sun, I grubbed my camera

and went to a park —–  what I found was a big Circus marquee  and loads of heavy tracks.

In certain extent, they are big sculptures = I like those shapes and contours.

No fancy animals, no lion or elephant but just horses but they got cute mini pony.

What I found there was a lots of fancy people who came from all over the world, include Japan.

And I realized, Circus is not just a venue to give an entertainment but it is a mobile village of

self sufficient industry which contains power generator,  engineering workshop to mobile

laundrette. —– yet strangely, they don’t have staff canteen or nursery,  school for kids.

Cooking and eating seemed to be done by each family or performer’s group = so, it is somewhere

between cult commune and small village = seems very interesting community.

Photos taken by Canon 5D MkIII / Pentax 15mm f3.5 / Canon 100mm Macro f2.8

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  1. drawandshoot said, on September 10, 2012 at 16:55

    Life behind the scenes. Interesting documentation, Yoshizen.
    It must be interesting to be a child traveling with a circus!

    • yoshizen said, on September 10, 2012 at 17:31

      What I noticed was, despite they travel allover the country, kids of the
      circus-people are not mixing with local kids. = they stays within the
      closed circle. And local people see them as the travelers.
      It seems, it is more of the problem than the open opportunity.


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