Remember this old song by Bruce Springsteen?
It was called Wild Billy’s Circus Story
It was beginning like that
The machinist climbs his ferris wheel like a brave
And the fire eater’s lyin’ in a pool of sweat, victim of the heatwave
Behind the tent the hired hand tightens his legs on the sword swallower’s blade
And circus town’s on the shortwave
I took these pictures yesterday, in a small town near Paris, France.