France: Everybody loves a circus -- and its costumes
The modern-day circus developed almost simultaneously in England and France in the late 1700s, so it's fitting that the Centre National du Costume de Scene in Moulins, France, would host an exhibition, opening Saturday, of costumes called "Into the Ring." (The word "circus" derives from the Latin for "circle" or "ring.") The exhibition continues until Jan. 5 and will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 7 p.m. in July and August). The costumes come from all sorts of circuses, both modern and historic. You can find more information here but to whet your appetite, click through this gallery.
— Catharine Hamm