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    January 19. Started the new year off with a visit to the Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Centre. It was a wonderful outing; I felt much of the excitement of yester-year! Now-a-days there are no exotic animals, like elephants and tigers, to catch the imagination but disc-catching dogs and beautifully groomed horses and ponies performed with as much enthusiasm as their audience applauded their performance.

    The highlights of the evening were the aerialists, trapeze artists and jugglers; competition to out-perform has honed these performer’s skills to incredible heights and, in order to awe their audience, requires them to take enormous risks.

    One contemporary take was a reversal of roles; a slightly framed female contortionist bore the weight of a 200lb muscleman balancing on her shoulders and torso!




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Costume Design at El Barrio museum

Christine and I, together with Christine’s friend Eileen and her husband, Jim, went for lunch in The El Barrio Museum restaurant because the City Museum (next door) restaurant didn’t have the more substantial fare that our group required.

While we were sitting there, an artist was setting up giant puppets which will appear in a forthcoming parade.  He was putting together the top halves of three figures which will be animated by live operators perched on stilts. Click on the pictures for detail:

Spikey hair-do . . .


Papa Claus


Artist’s work space


spare parts detail . . . .


Spare parts trolley . . . .


Ginger . . . .


Ready for the parade.







One Response

  1. Very nice. Glad that the guests were able points of interest. Nereida

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