I like the colorful, whimsical, wonky, and weirdness of circuses. They invite that lifestyle of the gypsy sort. Life on the road, performing, working with animals, costumes, etc… Okay, so I’ve thought about running away to join the circus before. I even used to be quite flexible. But, alas, I am here safe and sound in middle-lower class America. No jumping through flaming hoops while doing a split.
Being more serious, circus tents have great symmetry, and lend themselves to great patterning. They are a residence for people and animals, quick to put up and take down. You can’t see what’s going on inside them, so they’re a bit mysterious. Here are a couple of recent tents: