|Entrance to the circus in Trnava, Slovakia|
As far as circuses go, it was pretty good. But I don't have any pictures of the first half of the show - do you know why? Because there were these massive cages and bars obstructing the view because their circus featured a mangy collection of lions and elephants and zebras that may just dart out and attack us (probably in an attempt to escape, I'd say!). Of course, I understand that having a circus full of animals is still normal in many parts of the world and obviously this is the case in central European countries like Hungary and Slovakia but I really did feel sad for the animals. My Slovak friend, without me saying anything, told me the same thing, so perhaps the local feeling is changing too.
|Two acts in one? Random aerial artist dancing above a parade of horses. Lots of whips involved.|
|Arriving at the circus in Perth|
|Dog pushing a pram ... my son loved this!|
This circus went on to feature some horses, ponies and more dogs, and that was all. And they all looked in much better condition. Phew. Apparently (and to some degree understandably) there is still plenty of opposition to having even them in the circus, but personally, I felt comfortable with it.
Are you a circus-lover? Any good tips for circuses to see around the world?