Circus thrills

Keep the circus going inside you, keep it going! Don’t take anything too seriously, it’ll all work out in the end.” — David Niven

The circus is in town — and this year we didn’t miss it. Replete with flame throwers, dancing bears, the famous Liberty Horses, and Joseph Dominick Bauer’s death-defying “Wheel of Thrills” act, the 105th annual Detroit Shrine Circus didn’t disappoint. For two hours, Doug and I felt like kids again — and what fun it was to hear the other kids laughing hysterically at the tumbling acrobats and clowns. From the pungent aroma of elephant poop and cotton candy to the rowdy roar of the crowd … what’s not to love about the circus? The souvenir program says it best: “The Wonder! The Magic!” — Photos by Cindy La Ferle

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