I am not an athletic person, but I have a great appreciation for athletic endeavours and the athletic form (aside from the odd salacious curiosity).
While wandering the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE, Ex) last month, I happened upon a team of acrobatic young men performing what could best be described as flight. Amazing ability to stay airborne.
These are the images that weren’t a complete blur.
A little faster and he might have gone into orbit
Okay, so my camera angle wasn’t always the best
The flips just kept coming
The tamest photo of the lot that weren’t a complete blur
At 134 years old, the grand lady is starting to seriously show her age. She struggles every year to keep up with a population that is increasingly more comfortable keeping its head in a Blackberry or iPad.
She’s creaky. She’s doddering. She smells funny. But she’s ours, and I think we’ll keep her for a few more years yet.
Here are some of the people who agree with me.
A game barker patiently awaits the first suckers
Dad focuses intently as the family looks on
The smiles show who’s having fun
In the bkgd, you can just make out Toronto’s CN Tower
Straighter hair: The upside of down
Two minutes in the park and we’re consulting the maps
Apparently, some of us handle sudden drops better than others
Young or old, no one ever gets enough of the slide
PS If you want to learn more about old things Canadian, check out this great blog Bite Size Canada by T.K. Morin
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