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i enjoy the circus. perhaps even more than the next person. i also enjoy all things circus related such as low rent circuses, burlesque fashion show circuses, top hats, canes and coattails, and all sundry of varying circus mashup events. so i was quite pleased to have randomly come across this small time carnie outfit just on the outskirts of rotorua recently. i wouldn't say it embodied the glamour of big top pee wee or the dark seediness of freaks, but the atmosphere was festive and the time of day made it feel a tiny bit magical.

 

photos by me