A password will be e-mailed to you.

all photos: Franz Mahr

Every year, to the thrill of children of all ages, and the horror of animal rights activists of DC, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circuses celebrate their arrival for the big spring shows they’ll do in Washington with a fancy, showcase parade that hits the streets of Capitol Hill and heads towards it’s Verizon Center destination. It doesn’t matter if you’re excited for it or appalled by it-everyone still shows up to watch.

So-no matter whether you were there and want to relive last night’s magic OR if you had to miss it and want to see what you missed, Franz was intrepidly on location to capture it all for us. We dare you not to feel like a kid at least for a few seconds while looking at these: the greatest show on Earth IS IN TOWN.

RELATED READING: our amazing behind-the-scenes @ BARNUM & BAILEY Circus story. If you missed it (and the CRAZY comment action in it) when we ran it first-you need to read it now.

12-03_elephants119-21 12-03_elephants119-35-Edit-2-Edit 12-03_elephants119-30-Edit-Edit 12-03_elephants119-37 12-03_elephants119-39-Edit 12-03_elephants119-44 12-03_elephants119-98 12-03_elephants119-113 12-03_elephants119-115 12-03_elephants119-82 12-03_elephants119-25 12-03_elephants119-131 12-03_elephants119-145 12-03_elephants119-117 12-03_elephants119-120 12-03_elephants119-147 12-03_elephants119-153 12-03_elephants119-121 12-03_elephants119-124 12-03_elephants119-128 12-03_elephants119-178 12-03_elephants119-182 12-03_elephants119-135 12-03_elephants119-137 12-03_elephants119-159 12-03_elephants119-185

X
X