'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

MenoFest; Continuing the fun

One of the main attractions in Edinburgh during the festival season is all the street-theatre and performance of all kinds. They work hard for their 'alms'.  Some better than others of course, but all worth a dollar or two.

This fellow - Sylvester Jester - was as much comedian as juggler and encouraged full audience participation. It's difficult to convey after the fact; you kind have to have been there for much of the fun. Still. Let's see if these piccies help to bring a little of the laughter and breath-holding and mexican-waving to you...

Oh yes folks, he was juggling those knives whilst bouncing on a one-leg stilt. Given that howler of a wind had played havoc with his batons and balls up to this point, it might be considered to have been rather more than simply fool-hardy. Well, somebody has to do it I suppose... Sylvester lived up to being a jester and kept us well entertained for a good forty minutes. Worth every penny.


  1. gus would like to learn to juggle we are hiding the knives though. mags

  2. WTG Sylvester!!! I like the fancy artsy photo too. I can hardly walk and chew gum at the same time I cannot imagine juggling knives while bouncing
    Your pics were great!
    hugs HiC

  3. Hello, looks like some fun street performers. I could not imagine juggling in the wind. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

  4. Juggling with knives? I can't even slice bread without mishap, let alone juggle! Although juggling bread would be possible I think. Might get a bit crumby, but otherwise fine.

  5. Oh my juggling with knives that is scary.

    xo Astro

  6. Oh how much fun!!!
    Hazel & Mabel

  7. OMD, that looks like one entertaining dude! Ma once tried juggling knives...it didn't end well....
    Anyhu, looks like he did okays, and I hopes he got lots of tips and he can buy lots of band-aids just in case! BOL!
    Ruby ♥

  8. I would love to see it... and Phenny too LOL

  9. It almost defies imagination. That's an impressive ferris wheel in the background.

  10. They just had a buster festival in downtown Ottawa! Such fun. We attended on year. I love your photos!! xx

  11. Looks entertaining. But I would have been anxious about the knives. Nice photoplay with your shots!


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