Sunday, June 5, 2011
The Circus is in El Cerrito CA!
"Play Land not at the Beach"
Is this amazing place where my niece had her 14th Birthday,and 8th grade graduation!
it is a collectors dream! There is room after room of Original "Play Land at the beach artifacts, and rooms full of miniature
San Francisco, miniature England from Charles Dickins and miniature scary stuff, but the most AMAZING was a collection of a miniature hand carved Circus, Isaac Marcks and his son Donald LOVED the circus...Donald Marcks ran away with the Circus twice..and the second time he lived with the Circus for five years.
The Miniature Circus was made mostly by Donald Marcks,over the life span of 50 years. He hand carved over 300,000 pieces!
He recreated a little know circus called Sells Floto Circus... Ringling Brothers biggest comptators in the 1930's.
Each Department is in several back room's at "Play Land Not at the Baech" Play Land Not At the Beach is like a lost secret surprise fun house, circus museum with an amazinng miniture Circus, and a fantastic collecton of pinball machines that all work!
Its a really amzing indoor fun house! Fantastic!!