Last weekend, the circus was in town! This is my first ever visit to the circus! A pity that my 70-200mm lens is at Nikon Service Centre for repairs.
There are quite a lot of performances during the circus, lasting a good 2 hours. The stage was set too high and some of the performances looked amateurish. The gymnastics performances were, however, very good. Will post a picture of that later. Generally the animal performances were very popular with the kids.
Here, the circus strongman is swallowing a python/boa constrictor in front of an eager audience of young kids. They watched it with a mixture of fear and curiosity. At one point during the performance, when the performer left the snake unattended on the stage, it started slithering out towards the audience, causing screams of panic. One kid was so terrified that he froze and wailed before his parents came to carry him away.