YESTERDAY'S TOWNS

HOWDY, MY NAME IS BILL STRONG, I'LL BE YOUR "24 HOUR MAN", ROUTING YOU INTO THE PAST TO SEE WHAT THE CIRCUS WAS IN DAYS GONE BY. IF YOU'RE LIKE ME, AND MISS WHAT IT USED TO BE, THEN COME ON ALONG AS WE GO DOWN THE ROAD FOLLOWING THE ARROWS BACKWARDS, TO "YESTERDAY'S TOWNS"! IF YOU HAVE CIRCUS RELATED PICTURES YOU WOULD LIKE POSTED, SEND THEM TO,,,,yesterday1@verizon.net,,,,AND WE WILL TRY TO FIT THEM IN. "24 HOUR MAN" WILL HAVE THE FINAL DECISION ON POSTING.

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Three years at CWM made me a real traditionalist, and I keep remembering Bob Parkinson saying, "I want the people to see what the circus used to be, not what it is today. That's what this site is about!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

CIRCUS KRONE WINTER QUARTERS, MUNICH GERMANY


I get a lot of questions about the Krone Winter Quarters so we're going to do a tour of the facility, which by the way is in the middle of the city just a few blocks from downtown Munich. Starting with an aerial view of the whole compound, #1 is the Circus Building, a side note, this building was completely desroyed by Allied Bombers in December, 1944. The animals had been evacuated to the Krone Farm outside of Munich, oddly there was no damage to the surrounding Krone Buildings. #2 is the entrance to the Circus Bldg.; #3 The Krone Home & Offices; #4 Personel apartments; the small bldg between 2 & 4 is the Heating Plant for the entire facility; #5 has a small riding arena on the ground floor which is also the stging area for performances, this bldg. also house dressing rooms, a ballet hall & wardobe Depts.; #6 indoor practice ring; #7 Feed Barn; #8 Horse & Pony barn; #9 Exotic Animals; #10 Elephants; #11 Wild Animal Barn. Directly across the street are the Workshops, Trailer Parking, & parking lot.

1 Comments:

Anonymous J. Goodall said...

Bill and Trudy - thank you for sharing photos of the Krone Circus Winter Quarters.My wife and I were in Munich a few years ago and stumbled on Circus Roncalli which was a real treat.

I had no idea that Krone such an impressive setup in town. Sorry I didn't see it at the time. Enjoy your blog. Keep up the good work.

5/25/2006 10:56 AM  

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