KURIOS Cabinet of Curiosities ©SharonB (iammacgirl) on Flickr.
I went to see KURIOS on May 31st - a few people had said they did not enjoy it so much as some of the previous shows of the Cirque. I went with a little trepidation and came out with a huge smile. Completely different from anything else I have ever seen by the Cirque du Soleil and by far my most favourite of them all - the costumes, the themes, the music (I need that soundtrack) - think turn of the century - strange new inventions, flying machines, electricity, bathyspheres, quirky characters including one that reminded me of a Dalek (no Tardis in sight though) - always something going on beyond the main performer(s) but not so much as to be distracting… and the dancing… I loved the seemingly continual dancing…and the little gadgets circling the edge of the stage (don’t think I didn’t want to steal one or two or all of them because I certainly did). It was absolutely delightful and amazing… and I would go again in a heartbeat just to see that upside down dinner and to satisfy my kuriosity all over again…

KURIOS Cabinet of Curiosities ©SharonB (iammacgirl) on Flickr.

I went to see KURIOS on May 31st - a few people had said they did not enjoy it so much as some of the previous shows of the Cirque. I went with a little trepidation and came out with a huge smile. Completely different from anything else I have ever seen by the Cirque du Soleil and by far my most favourite of them all - the costumes, the themes, the music (I need that soundtrack) - think turn of the century - strange new inventions, flying machines, electricity, bathyspheres, quirky characters including one that reminded me of a Dalek (no Tardis in sight though) - always something going on beyond the main performer(s) but not so much as to be distracting… and the dancing… I loved the seemingly continual dancing…and the little gadgets circling the edge of the stage (don’t think I didn’t want to steal one or two or all of them because I certainly did). It was absolutely delightful and amazing… and I would go again in a heartbeat just to see that upside down dinner and to satisfy my kuriosity all over again…

:)

kckeiko said: Love love this photo! Beautiful capture.

Thanks so much kckeiko - so glad you like it!!  The most wonderful thing is that this beautiful spot by the river is just a few short steps away from my door!!  I took it during that 3 hour excursion to the bird sanctuary a couple of weekends ago.  One sad thing I noted was that my beautiful old friend I called Sanctuary (a huge willow) had been cut down.  I used to park myself under there on particularly warm days with nothing but a book for company.  I could not see any signs of disease on the bark of the stump and when it was in full bloom, it always looked perfectly healthy so I am not sure the purpose of cutting it down.  I tried to count the rings to see if I could tell how old it was but I kept on losing track… it’s harder than one thinks to put a number on those things!!