Saturday, June 6, 2015

Circus Wagons -Archive Dive from January 2011



                                                Human Canonball truck

My brother said, 'I want a job as a human cannonball.' I said, 'I'll bet you get fired.'  author unknown

 

At the Ringling Circus Museum (next door to the Ca D Zan mansion) there are 2 buildings. VAST buildings. One contains circus memorabilia, such as costumes, wagons, railcars and posters. The other museum is filled with a minature circus. 

Click HERE to see the Circus Museums prior post. I am posting a few of my favorite Circus Pics on Snap-Ping blog.. HERE


                    calliope above




Ok, so some of you may be thinking "Madsnapper is a few clowns short of a circus"
so here is the Clown Car..... sorry No Clowns. Just ME!


 'Did you hear about the dog who went to a flea circus?'


'No, what happened?'


'He stole the show
 



Above is Punch and Judy stage. All of these were used to move the Circus by train, and from train into town.

23 comments:

eileeninmd said...

I love these old circus wagons. The decorated details are lovely. Back in the days, it must have been neat to see the circus roll into town. Happy Saturday!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

This circus museum will definitely be a place we stop and visit on our southern road trip, which keeps getting delayed😕 but perhaps next spring. I always enjoy the shots you post from your visits there, Sandra. The one liners were fun today as well. Thanks for the smiles, as always.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Interesting old circus wagons. I'm not really a circus person so most of these aren't familiar to me. Have a super weekend!

Mildred said...

Such wonderful photos and I loved the video!

Montanagirl said...

Ah, the good old days - I haven't been to a circus in many years. Thanks for this colorful post!

TexWisGirl said...

never been to the circus. i have trouble with anyone carting animals all over the country. as a kid i'd have wanted to go. these days, no. :)

BlueShell said...

Very nice

carolann said...

They allow cameras . That is cool!

Nice takes Sandra.

Madi and Mom said...

Ohhhh we always forget that the circus' home is near year. What gorgeous equipment Punch and Judy stage is beautifully designed
Hugs madi and Mom

Betty Manousos said...

awesome series of photos, sandra!
...and i second tex's comment. however, it would be unfair to say zoos do not have any purpose in the society...oh, well.

happy weekend!
xoxo

Rose said...

I would have loved to go to the circus when I was a child...I would like to visit this place now.

DawnTreader said...

Worth repeating :)

SweetMarie said...

there's beautiful detail in everything! the lighting really makes the colors pop!

Gail said...

Amazing pieces.

We are so far out circuses seldom come here.

Susannah said...

Beautiful old circus wagons!

Ann Thompson said...

Totally awesome. What a fun place to visit. Being a human cannonball is the only thing you can get fired from multiple times and still have a job

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I would like to visit the museum again. Enjoyed your photos.

barbara l. hale said...

I'm not a fan of circuses, but I like your pics. Had to lol at the joke about the human cannonball.

EG CameraGirl said...

How wonderful that the circus wagons have been preserved!

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Even the circus has had an evolution. Awesome pics.

Ida said...

Super cool! You find the neatest things to share. I love the Circus.

Ida said...

Super cool! You find the neatest things to share. I love the Circus.

Ida said...

Super cool! You find the neatest things to share. I love the Circus.