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!

Monday, October 23, 2006

CIRCUS KRONE IN ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS




I don't know if this is the official show grounds, but it is definately the most unusual lot we ever played. If I remember right this is the busiest harbor in the world, we took a Hydrafoil Boat ride all around the harbor after the show one night, it is unbelievable how high they stack those containers on the ships.

The boats you see beside the pier are tankers that go around & fuel the big cargo ships, the little house on the end is just that, the operator & his family live there, and most of them carry the car on top of the house, and have a boom to set it on the dock when they need to.

5 Comments:

Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

mr lee,
regarding the rerun of Rotterdam, that was a night shot, "poetic license", or something like that!!!!

10/26/2006 10:18 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

If you click on the bottom picture it gives a better view of the Tiger Dept. The wagon on the left of the exercise cage is the pool wagon.

10/26/2006 10:25 PM  
Anonymous Roger S said...

Another great shot of the European concept of a circus lot. Everything unloaded and set up, with the grounds left immaculate, and the wagons and trailers lined up with precision spotting. An impressive sight, indeed.

10/27/2006 5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roger, this is a flat piece of property with boundry lines. You line up or sink. I have a fear of water and would never venture on a lot like this. Sea sick to be sure.

10/29/2006 11:47 PM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

Sorry, I thought I hit the right button, must be sea sick looking at all that water.

10/29/2006 11:48 PM  

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