THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO MY TWIN BROTHER, BILL DYKES (1943-1995). WE WERE NOT ONLY BROTHERS BUT PARTNERS IN BUSINESS AND BEST FRIENDS! AND TO ALL THE "BUTCHERS" THAT HAVE PASSED ON TO THE BIG LOT IN THE SKY!

CIRCUS NOW OPEN!

2014 Convention

SAVE THE DATES

SAVE THE DATES

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

BOB COX-MEXICO CITY MURALS







Dick.... thanks for the plug, just got back from a tour in Mexico City, amongst the many things we went to see was the Murals of Diego Rivera (A famous Mexican Muralist), and in his Mural of " A Summers dream in Alameda Park" he pays tribute to balloon peddlers & Pin wheel vendors. check the photos, this was painted about 1935. Also we saw a girl with an Organ Grinder, theres still a few around but are slowly disappearing as they cant find replacement parts for the organs. Bob PS. Mexico City has a population of 21 million now plus a floating population of about 3 million, that is people who come in and leave every day, as a result there are a few small circuses that play around the fringes of the city all year long.






1 comment:

  1. Trudy & I did 4 months through the Winter of '79-'80 in Mexico with Circo Atayde, & 7 weeks in Mexico City with the Tiger Act in '92. I loved it so much down there I had tears in my eyes when we crossed the border. The Ataydes are great people & I think that did a lot for how we felt.

    ReplyDelete


TO VISIT OUR PAST POSTS--SCROLL DOWN THE SIDE BAR. ALSO LINKS ARE FURTHER DOWN