Illustrations by Yelena Bryksenkova.
That first image reminded me of the circus, or the way I like to envision it in my mind. I often get on a high horse about animal cruelty when someone brings up the topic of the circus & as much as I enjoyed the acrobatics as a child I couldn't get over the fact that they were using real animals. I've been introduced to the next best thing though, Madame Zingara, which according to some is just the circus without animals and far more extravagant costumes.
I'm headed out to see it tonight & I'm as giddy as can be. I shall tell you all how it went tomorrow (: