Tuesday, March 10, 2020



Chic Silber said...

My very favorite building by far

Suzanne said...

We went a couple months ago with the Circus World Museum Foundation trip and had a wonderful time! Amazing building. Great performances. Just loved it.

Roger Smith said...

Put there by Napoleon in 1852. On November 12, 1859, Jules Leotard worked the first concepts of the flying act. How many women today know where the name of their tights came from? Jules invented them. By 1870, the grand old place was called the Cirque d'Hiver, which my friend Leonard Farley pronounced The DEE-vay. In 1955, Carol Reed directed TRAPEZE in this building. The only star of the film still with us is Gina Lollobrigida, doing well, bless her, at 91.

There is extensive history on the d'Hiver on the net. Wiki is a good place to start.

Chic Silber said...

Some of the Bouglione family

still live on the top floor

I've been their guest several

times including 2 dinners

Chic Silber said...

It's pronounced "Dee Vayr"

Which means Winter Circus