Wintercircus (Belgium)

The first ‘Wintercircus’, an indoor circus in the city, was built in 1894 by architect Emile De Weerdt. The circus sadly burnt down in 1920. In 1923, it was rebuilt by architect Jules-Pascal Ledoux, to become the concrete ‘Wintercircus’ we know nowadays. The building has a very strange history. The last circus performance took place on 28 may 1944. Afterwards the circus was donated to the city and later on it became a garage. Ghislain Mahy used the circus to house his collection of old timers and classic cars until he left the ‘Wintercircus’ in 1978.

wintercircus mahy


wintercircus mahy

wintercircus mahy

wintercircus mahy

wintercircus mahy

wintercircus mahy

wintercircus mahy

wintercircus mahy

wintercircus mahy

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3 responses to “Wintercircus (Belgium)”

  1. Pilar says :

    Guau!! I like it so much these photos Tim!

    • telefunker says :

      Thanks Pilar, this is actually a series I photographed 2 years ago, just remembered I never put them online.

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