Leuven in scène
After the family gatherings we took the time to make a cooling off promenade through the city during the evening.
We started off in the city park at an oldfashioned carousel with little boats floating around on a water basin. The children waved enthousiastically at their parents who were taking pictures.
Music on the other side drew our attention to a mesmerized group of people all looking up in the air where a trapeze artist was making spectacular controlled tumblings.
When his feet hit the ground the lights went out, but the spots turned on at the big tree further where huge colored draperies were hanging down. We followed the other spectators to watch some more acrobatic gymnasts perform up in the air.
Continuing our way through the park, we walked by Ali's ice cream stand where a long row of children was lined up waiting for an ice cream. Whenever they reached for their ice cream, Ali magically juggled the ice cream to the other side, leaving the children's hands grasping in the air. Or somehow they walk off first with a cone without icecream as Ali could make the scoop disappear again. Some more turns and twists with the ice cream cone happen before they can finally walk off with their well deserved treasure. Talk about a cool magic act :)
In the shopping windows of the Bondgenotenlaan we could treasure hunt for "real-life dolls" that were hidden in the street: a band player sitting behind the mobile phone store, an old mad women clutching her purse in a fancy clothing store, dolls on the roof of the theatre, ... A store manaquin holding a dog on a leash...some were very funny.
Our walk ended during sunset with the acrobatic streettheatre performance of Circ Panic "La caravana passa". Check out this flickr set of pictures! (and the pictures in the other hyperlinks above).
It was a magical evening in Leuven for sure!