By way of a change, a short selection of a dozen curious pictures – all sports and fitness related in some way, but somewhat different from what is normally posted in this blog or found on the associated pages.

Before you ask, “I don’t know”. The karate boys come from a short collection called ‘Underwater Sports’, only one of which involves actual swimmers, but I forgotten where I long ago found them. This one is definitely the best. I hope that you enjoy them and what follows: the next one isn’t exactly fitness, but I include it for the extremely odd behaviour of the guy holding the camera and the camera angle…

I first thought that the next one was some kind of double act, but I think it is just a coincidence how it worked out:

This next one is simply the end of a tough triathlon, but this shot from friend Pavl Rycl in the Czech republic just kind of catches our eye:

Another ‘chance’ (?) encounter during training:


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Oh, and maybe a little plug for the latest novel (lonely outcast orphaned gay boy seeks out the wider world and his lost love…):

…whilst the earlier three can be obtained by contacting me directly at

About tonycavanagh

Born Northampton UK; school Oxford UK and Oak Ridge Tennessee, where I met my wonderful partner Dave, also from UK. Oak Ridge is our main training base for acrobatics and circus stuff, but we also established a base in Wales (UK) to serve us when we are working in Europe. Our 'story', of finding gay love, learning the acrobatics trade and then of how we got shot at during our show (and worse was to follow - just to prove that the risks of being an acrobat are not always the most obvious ones!) are now available in my three books 'Loving the Boy', 'The Power of Love' and 'Against All Odds'. Links available on most blog posts. Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. A fourth book - not about us but exploring the sadness of a gay Native American boy denied his true identity - is currently with an agent for evaluation. watch for 'Let The Future Find Me' in due time. And now to book five... another boy, another quest... seems its always boys...
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4 Responses to Curiosities

  1. Platinumboy says:

    The underwater photo is likely an attempt at some very creative photography. It actually works. If it isn’t photoshopped, the boys must have undergone a lot of training before the shot was made. Kudos to all if it’s real.

  2. Brian Davidson says:
    • tonycavanagh says:

      I was going to add to Platinum boy’s comment that it is very clear from the rest of the set I have (position of clothing etc) that the pictures are genuine. I just selected the karate boys as my favourite to re-post. Brian beat me to it with his info, so thanks for the response. It is good too to be able to give an appropriate credit for these remarkable images. Brian’s link gives some pictures that I have not seen before but, equally, I have some that are not shown there, so maybe I will post some more soon. It would be good to locate the original webpage I guess, where the complete set might be found.

    • Platinumboy says:

      It’s an amazing collection. Again,kids usually don’t have the patience/training/endurance for such a “sitting”.

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