Friday, May 12, 2017

When all else fails.. join the circus!



I wonder how many of us had the notion to run away and join the circus when we were youngsters. I don't know about you but I still have days like that. I had my chance while in Fremantle on Wednesday. Circus WA was open for term 2 enrollments. Housed in the  Old Customs House building on Phillimore Street in the Fremantle West End Heritage area.. the location alone is almost enough to forget about the wonky knee, fear of heights and oh yes.. age :) and sign up! Fabulous old beauty don't you think? Happy Friday, take care and stay safe...


27 comments:

  1. Too many clowns in a circus! :)

    Great architecture.

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  2. Nope, never once dreamed of running off with the circus. Maybe one or two of the circus girls. . . :-)

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  3. You would make a great clown, go for it Grace!

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  4. I don't remember ever wanting to join a circus but, running away to say Europe entered my mind on many occasions. They certainly knew how to do artistic brick work back in those days, didn't they?

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  5. I'm with Sharon. Carnie and circus folks and acts never held a great appeal to me. BUT running away to any foreign country has and will forever hold a high appeal. Now, what do you suppose is in the lovely old brick building?

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  6. I still have days like that. Then I realize my life is a three-ring circus!

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  7. forget those fears and keep juggling!

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  8. Clowns always made me cry! I wanted to be a pirate...

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  9. The world is a circus with more than enough clowns :)

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  10. ...buildings had class years ago!

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  11. She is a beauty!. Happy weekend, PDP.

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  12. I may think of wandering off....but not the circus! lol

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  13. I like watching the circus, but have never wished to join one.
    I do like the look of that building, great colour brick.

    All the best Jan

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  14. Sarasota has a significant historical tie to the circus (odd as it might be). This was the winter home of the Ringling Barnum & Bailey Circus. John Ringling developed a popular area in the city near Lido Beach. And, of course, high wire daredevil Nik Wallenda still lives here...and I see him around town occasionally. (We LOVE Nik!) All that being said....I would pass on the circus!

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  15. I love that old building!
    Even as a kid, I didn't like the circus. I'm not fond of clowns at all. In fact, I've always found them to be creepy and scary things. Nice photos Grace.

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  16. I never dreamt of joining the circus, I can hardly imagine what my life would be like if I had! ;)

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  17. Another one of Fremantle's lovely buildings.
    I never thought of joining the circus, maybe because I was never a fan of circus.

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  18. The circus would not be my kind of escape to join them. I think I have only two or three times been there. What I did like was the Cirque du Soleil!

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  19. In the small town I grew up in we had a visiting circus. I can remember the excitement when it came to town. We also had a yearly traveling carnival . They even recruited serval of us teenagers to help out at the concession stand. that was a weird experience!

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  20. Beautiful building, Grace, but circus was never mine. Your knee is still bothering you, oh, my! Those other fears.... oh, if we could just throw them off!

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  21. 'Tis a glorious old building. They don't make 'em like that anymore - at least not around here. I never wanted to join the circus but I thought about running away. In fact, I did run away, sort of, when I was about 5. I trudged off down Main Street in the small town where we lived and ended up at the stockyards where I sat on a fence all day watching all the goings-on. Well, my parents panicked, and the police were called, and people were looking for me everywhere. When found, I couldn't understand the problem. I mean, really, I just went to see the animals. What was wrong with that? I knew how to get back home. I think. But Pearl Harbor had just happened and everyone was nervous. True story!

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  22. Such a lovely old building, like I said before the architecture in your city is marvelous. I never wanted to run away with the circus, but I did enjoy it, especially the animals and the good, happy, maybe sad clowns, never bad/mean clowns. I still can't understand why some folks had to ruin the character of clowns. My daughter still to this day hates all clowns! So unfair for those that never got to experience the true nice clown of the world.

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