A whiff of nostalgia mixed with gasoline and burning rubber as stunt riders brought a dying stunt show to the big city in Serbia.
In pictures: Wall of Death show delivers thrills, memories
Stunt-driving enthusiasts waxed nostalgic when the “Wall of Death” came to Serbia’s capital, Belgrade.
A cylinder-shaped wooden structure was put up by the Danube River so motorcyclists could drive up and around its walls, an act that appears to defy gravity but once was a fixture of carnivals in many parts of the world.
The round arena serves as a track, and centrifugal force holds up the riders who navigate it vertically. Spectators watch from above as the deafening roar of engines mixes with the smell of gasoline and screeching tires.
A performance in Belgrade thrilled younger viewers. Most never had seen a “Wall of Death” show, which emerged almost a century ago and became a rarity after giving way to other forms of entertainment.