My favorite book of 2011 was a new novel by Erin Morgenstern, entitled "The Night Circus". I have since been collecting images that have given me the same sense of mystery, illusion, and magic that I felt as I read this book.
The circus arrives without warning.
No announcements precede it, no paper notices on downtown posts and billboards,
no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers.
It is simply there, when yesterday it was not . . .
With your ticket in your hand, you follow a continuous line of patrons into the circus,
watching the rhythmic motion of the black-and-white clock as you wait...
. . . . Welcome to the Night Circus . . . .