Saturday, February 11, 2012

A Horse Is A Horse, Of Course, Of Course

Cavalia 1

Americans of a certain age will recognize those words as the opening line of the theme song from Mr. Ed, a 60s TV show about a talking horse. St. Louis, however, has different horses coming to town. This is the huge four-tower tent of a show called Cavalia, a horses-n-acrobats spectacle opening in a month and a half. I can't imagine why they put up the tent so early unless they have nothing else to do with it and want to attract attention. The theme doesn't appeal to me. When I was a kid about the only horses around were under policemen and the whole package was scary. As for acrobats, I've got as little physical grace as one could have without a diagnosable disorder, so I don't really get it.

Note the billboard in the right background of the bottom picture. The lottery jackpot is up to $325 million this weekend. Maybe that's my ticket to freedom.

Cavalia 2

Cavalia 3


Bibi said...

I think that would be fun to see.

John @ Beans and I on the Loose said...

I am impressed with the sharpness and clarity in these nighttime shots. Well done.

Virginia said...

I took one look and thought of the circus tents in Monte Carlo that Jilly has shown us. Love them. I'm humming Mr. Ed BTW.
Bon weekend B,

T. Becque said...

Nice atmosphere in these shots. Like a movie set. $325 million - I hope you would share...with me of course :)

Wayne said...

The show was in Vancouver for several weeks. I appeal to me either.

It wasn't possible to get a clear shot of the site without buying a ticket.

Birdman said...

I do believe Mr. Ed has been mentioned before in your blog.btw I love that stunning horse against the city lights.

Jack said...

That seems like a really long time in advance to put the tent up. Surely the only explanation can be that they think it is good advertising for the shows. (I will buy some Powerball tix tomorrow if this rolls over tonight.)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Even I remember that line from the Mr. Ed show Bob, and I was growing up in the middle of deepest darkest Africa haha!

Unknown said...

Cavalia was here maybe three years ago and I took some shots too, but nothing compared to yours, these are brilliant!