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Circus, Carnivals, Fairs with Jugglers, Fortune Tellers, Ferris Wheels, Roller Coasters and Carousels in ASCII Text Art

Updated on August 14, 2014
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Laura makes ASCII art, using MS Notepad. (Since 1998). She is currently exploring adding colour to the plain text to make postcards.

I've made one ASCII art carousel. It didn't turn out as well as I would have liked. I will try to make more again. It's one of those nice, sort of special things to create.

Amusement parks, circuses, carnivals, theme parks, fairs and assorted other names for what comes down to entertainment, mostly outdoors, including animals, exhibits whether sideshows or something more practical, rides and lots of junk food.

My Dad would take us to all of these places. My Mom would enjoy the day at home, by herself. We didn't really miss her. There was a lot to do. Even though my Dad was the grumpy type he tended to do his own thing at times like this and leave us to do whatever we ended up doing. But, while he was with us he enjoyed all of the kid things like watching the circus acts, eating too much junk food and even trying a ride or two.

I would be the one who took my brother and sisters around to see everything. Dad would sit somewhere with a book and a burger. Then we were free to go, for an hour. After about an hour he would be wanting to get home again. But, there is an awful lot a group of kids can see and do in that time. So, we did.

I loved the merry-go-round. Luckily my little sister did too. The other two wanted to play the carnival games. My little sister would spend all her money and not have bus fare home. This didn't matter the days when my Dad had driven us there. Later, when it would be just the four of us all taking the train downtown to Toronto for the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition).

I wasn't a big roller coaster fan. I would get in the line up if we got there early, before there was a big line up. Then I'd do the loop de loop. I have no idea what the real name was for it. I love that momentary feeling of being suspended in mid-air while the roller coaster did the loops right up and over. That big pirate ship which swung and forth like a giant pendulum was almost the same for the feeling it gave me.

I wasn't one for all the games of chance. I didn't want to part with my money so easily. I did get stuck at playing one where you put money down and picked a horse as they spun around. Now it seems a really silly way to spend money. But, I did it at the time.

I would always get my fortune told too. I liked the computer print out so I could take it home and really read it all over later. I'd never do more than give it a good skim over while we were still there.

Lately I've seen people collecting circus art, those sideshow banners and posters and ads for the circus itself. I love to see them. I never really thought about them at the time I was a kid going to the circus.

Circus in ASCII Art

Jugglers in ASCII Art

Ferris Wheel in ASCII Art

Roller Coasters in ASCII Art

Carousels, Merry-Go-Rounds and Roundabouts in ASCII Art

Fortune Teller in ASCII Art

Fast Food: Burger and Fries

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      Laura Brown 5 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      Thank you. :) I like trying to make the horses, they are difficult. Probably because I want them to be perfect.

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      Sherry Hewins 5 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      Those are great! I love the jugglers, and the carousel horse, and the ferris wheel.

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