Saturday, February 28, 2009

Charles Blondin Tightrope Walker

Born today (28th February) in 1824, the world famous French acrobat and tightrope walker Charles Blondin.
In 1859 he crossed Niagara Falls on a high-wire, and later did more crossings with variations such as blindfolded, on stilts, with a man (-his terrified manager) on his back, and with a wheelbarrow.


frogpondsrock said...

I am really enjoying the images and snippets of information that you post.. cheers Kim

Mandy said...

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