Saturday, 1 August 2009

PhotoHunt: entertainment

Not, perhaps the form of entertainment I was expecting, but this Insect Circus Museum was one of the sideshows at the recent Winchester Hat Fair, a weekend of performing street artists.

This acrobat, able supported by some likely looking lads from the crowd, did more talking than acrobatics but was entertaining nevertheless.

Some entertainment for everyone. A place for elven warriors and fair damsels on a mission.

The dinosaurs, "Saurus" inclined to peck at anyone showing too close an interest.  Do dinosaurs peck?  These ones did.

Why is it the Hat Fair?  Because they pass a hat around after the performance, of course!

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  1. These are fun things to see :)

  2. it must be fun out there. Nice choice of pictures for thi weeks theme.

    Hope u can visit mine, I'm a

  3. An insect circus museum? Ha!

    I played too :)

  4. What interesting entertainment it must have been! And, from what I can gather, a mix of contemporary and traditional! :)

  5. So they are no longer called flea circuses, but insect circuses? Was this to make the other insects feel more comfortable and feel less left-out? Bwahahaha!

    As always, your posts are very insightful.

    Mine is up, too. Have a great weekend!

    Mrs. Mecomber
    New York

  6. That looks like a fun fair. It's years since I was in Winchester

  7. Fascinating take on the entertainment theme. Love those photos.

  8. What interesting entertainment!

    Some dinosaurs peck. Others hunt. A few probably hunt and peck.

  9. Being ever curious (not to mention one who pays attention to small details) I went to the URL painted on the insect circus window thing. Only I typed in "incest circus" by mistake. Oh, my!

    Actually, there was little entertainment to be had there - the domain name is available if you are interested in starting a more unusual blog.

  10. Well, I guess this is why I am at the top of your frequent blogger list. I'm glad you don't require intelligent comments to make the list. :)

  11. How cool. That looks like so much fun.

  12. That sounds like an awesome event :D
    All kinds of curiosities :)

  13. My son would LLOOVVEE the insect museum. And I love your blog. Can I ride around in your purse for a few days?

  14. Thank you all for your comments, and I'm glad you enjoyed the entertainment. I decided not to examine the insect circus any more closely, so I can't give you any more information on that.

    Relax Max, I feel you're cheating on this multiple commenting. You think I should put in an intelligence filter? :) I hunt and peck, don't know about dinosaurs.

    Amber Dawn, you would be most welcome. :)

  15. I really must get to England. Wicked Faerie Grotto? I'm all over it. Although the acrobats er, costume, was a bit unusual.

  16. Janet, if you want costumes, you should have seen the Australian strong woman! Unfortunately the crowd was so close to her I couldn't get a clear shot. Mostly tall men, you understand.


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