Wanderings Of A Canadian Loon Through The National Capital And Beyond
Saturday, December 13, 2014
This busker on Sparks Street was in the midst of a juggling act for the audience, who were quite caught up in his antics. Here he was using balls, but the act would progress to involve bowling pins, knives, and even lit torches.
Yikes on the dangerous stuff.ReplyDelete
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I see that the streets are successful races there in Ottawa.ReplyDelete
They certainly know how to entertain a crowd!ReplyDelete
Looks happy happening.ReplyDelete
Have a nice weekend, William.
I envy the skills of these guys: this is another thing I have tried many times, but with not much success...ReplyDelete
love those blue pockets!! what fun! have a great weekend. ( :ReplyDelete
wow, a sequel ... now that could be interesting ... i wonder where they would pick up on the movie? that could go in all sorts of direction??!! i wonder. ( :Delete
@Whisk: it can seem very dangerous.ReplyDelete
@Tomas: that might come across differently in the original Spanish!
@Marleen: they certainly do.
@Orvokki: thank you.
@VP: I could manage two items, but that's it.
Kinda scary that they juggle with knives and torches!ReplyDelete
I'll be juggling today too. Christmas shopping.ReplyDelete
He'd probably make a good golfer with that excellent hand-eye coordination!ReplyDelete
Re your comment on Ocala: You have a good eye. That Santa had a real beard. Actually, he was a scraggly-looking character as the beard was scraggly, and his cloak was open showing his regular clothes underneath. :)
I like watching this kind of acts, because I can't even hold two balls in the air ...ReplyDelete
Enjoy your weekend, William.
They make it look so easy....I've tried and it isn't easy.ReplyDelete
Love it! These guys are great!ReplyDelete
Jugglers always put on a good show. they seem to come up with unique routines so that they stand out from the others.ReplyDelete
What a treat to see.ReplyDelete
What fun! I like to watch Juggling. I have tried and tried---no can do!ReplyDelete
At the school I worked at for 18 years the PE teacher taught the kids juggling and unicycling. They really got very good. They put on shows and everything. This was elementary school. MB
Those jugglers are amazing. Always fun to watch.ReplyDelete
HOW do they do it! I know lot's and lot's of practice :)ReplyDelete
Tin women, unicyclists, and jugglers! Oh, my!ReplyDelete
@EG: the blades must be dull... particularly given what's coming in tomorrow's post.ReplyDelete
@Birdman: should Christmas shopping be only started on the 24th of December at 2 PM?
@Tex: lots of it too.
@Lowell: you need to be coordinated for this.
@Jan: I wouldn't have the skill for it.
@Judy: it definitely is not.
@Luis: I'll be photographing them again when the festival returns.
@Red: they do have a skill for adapting their act over time.
@Sharon: it certainly was.
@MB: our PE teachers wouldn't have taught us this!
@Denise: they've got great interaction with their audiences too.
@Grace: to say it's lots of practice is an understatement.
@Cheryl: quite a combination!
These people are so impressive!ReplyDelete
My children would have liked the entertainment.ReplyDelete
Life has sometimes felt like this but that's just a metaphor. I can't imagine doing it for real, especially with more than a couple of soft balls.ReplyDelete
Balls, no problem. Knives, maybe. But fire? No way!!ReplyDelete
I hope he got some reward for his effort.ReplyDelete
I'm with Happy Whisk!ReplyDelete
Yeah, those last two would have been my cue to take a step backwards.ReplyDelete
@RedPat: it takes great skill.ReplyDelete
@Anna: lots of kids did.
@Kay: I keep thinking I'd cut myself with a knife.
@Ciel: I've seen the odd busker who does other things with fire!
@Peter: oh, he was well paid!
@Norma: yes, it can be quite dangerous!
@Hilary: what if he happens to throw a torch too far?
I actually took a course that had learn to juggle as a homework assignment. I learned it using little poufy net balls. The purpose of the exercise was to show that learning a new skill is challenging.ReplyDelete
Balls? OK, I would try those. But knives and torches? Uh, no, I'll leave those to the professionals.ReplyDelete
He draws a large crowd.ReplyDelete
My actor-son learned to juggle for one of his roles. He also learned to tap dance for Music Man. It's a fun hobby!ReplyDelete
I can't juggle more than two oranges, at once.ReplyDelete
@Linda: I couldn't do it!ReplyDelete
@Jack: very sensible.
@Randy: he does!
@Jennifer: it takes practice!
@Whisk: I could juggle one!