Sunday, July 26, 2009

Tightrope walking girl

There was a crowd gathered in the street and I could hear a drum beating. Then above the crowd I spotted a little girl in red walking across a tightrope. I tried to grab a few pictures as my auto slowly passed.

It was a homemade rope and stick set up that she first had to climb up onto. The drum beating changed from "Hey this is exciting, come see!" to a more dramatic "Can she do it? Will she fall?" sound as she began to make her way across the rope. The crowd was loving it.

Maybe that's her look of concentration, but she doesn't look very happy.
I always find it sad to see these acrobat street children. What must their lives be like?

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