It’s sad to see this era pass. There was a time when the circus was entertainment for millions of people. Now, in an age of endless entertainment available 24/7, the circus just can’t compete.
After 146 years, America’s most celebrated circus Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus has staged its final performance in New York.
Owners of the company said the tough decision had been made due to falling ticket sales and high operating costs.
“As far as this great American institution, it is a sad moment,” ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson said.
For the performers, it also means the end of a tight-knit community that lived on a train in between shows.