A century and more under the round roof

  • 1999-01-28
  • Katya Cengel
Riga's circus is celebrating its 110th anniversary in style even though it hardly marked its 100th. Katya Cengel takes a look at the oddities under the round roof.In the fall of 1989, Lolita Lipinska, the managing director of Riga's Circus, went to the library to find out what shows had been performed when the circus first opened 100 years before. To her surprise, she found the first performance took place in 1888 and not 1889 as all the books had reported. The birthday of Rigas Cirks, as the circus is called in Latvian, was not the only intriguing thing Lipinska discovered. It turned out t...
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