national circus

“Do you have any idea what my home life was like? Growing up with six sisters who looked *exactly* like me? It was like I didn’t even have my own name. I joined the circus because I was scared of spending the rest of my life as part of a matched set. At least I’m different now. Circus freak is a compliment!”

I loved Ty Lee with her chi-blocking fighting style! 

the beautiful special edition of The Night Circus with the beautiful Mafra Library!


11 years ago I visited this beautiful place, the Palace of Mafra but back then we weren’t allowed to take any sort of photos. I was a sad 14 year old because it was amazing, especially that library, and I couldn’t take pictures! This year I went back there and this time I could take pics! :D So yeah, I killed my thirst for pics :P AND OF COURSE I COULDN’T MISS A CHANCE TO TAKE PHOTOS OF MY COPY OF THE NIGHT CIRCUS WITH THE LIBRARY AS A BACKDROP! 

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Straps are hard… but bring it on! #circuseverydamnday #aerialist (at National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA))

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Circus vocabulary in Finnish

Originally posted by yodiscrepo

Based on @talen-en-regendagen‘s vocabulary list.

Sirkus - circus
Kiertävä sirkus - travelling circus
Sirkus Finlandia - the national circus of Finland
Teltta - tent
Maneesi, areena - manege, arena
Kiertue - tour
Näytös - show
Ohjelma - program
Numero - act
Vetonaula, nähtävyys - attraction
Lippu - ticket
(Istuma)paikka - seat
Popkorni - popcorn
Yleisö, katsojat - audience
Esiintyjä - performer
Sirkustirehtööri - circus director
Orkesteri - orchestra
Sirkustaiteilija - circus artist
Akrobaatti - acrobat
Klovni, pelle - clown
Tulennielijä - fire eater
Tulenpuhaltaja - fire spitter
Taikuri - magician
Kesyttäjä - animal trainer, tamer
Eläin - animal
Nuorallakävelijä - tight rope walker
Jonglööri - juggler
Trapetsitaiteilija - the trapeze artist
Puku - costume
Jonglöörata - to juggle
Kesyttää - to train (an animal)
Katsoa - to watch
Ihailla - to admire
Nauraa - to laugh
Taputtaa, antaa aploodit - to applaud
Buuata - to boo
Hauska - funny
Vaarallinen - dangerous
Vakuuttava - impressive
Henkeäsalpaava - breathtaking

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End of the training week so here is some progress 😘 #circuseverydamnday (at National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA))

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These beautiful advertisements for ‘Portraits Of An Icon’ at National Portrait Gallery have been spotted in tube stations around London.

The top photo was taken by me at Piccadilly Circus. The bottom shot was taken by Terence Pepper at Charing Cross.

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits Of An Icon is showing at National Portrait Gallery until 18th October. Don’t miss it!

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Improving. Handstands are not my favourite so will train them till they are! #circuseverydamnday #handstand (at National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA))

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