Blondin


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Blondin

(French blɔ̃dɛ̃)
n
(Biography) Charles, real name Jean-François Gravelet. 1824–97, French acrobat and tightrope walker; best known for walking a tightrope across Niagara Falls (1859)
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
The famous Blondin was going to perform on a tightrope in another part of the garden.
I've been an itinerant singer, a circus-rider, when I used to vault like Leotard, and dance on a rope like Blondin. Then I got to be a professor of gymnastics, so as to make better use of my talents; and then I was a sergeant fireman at Paris, and assisted at many a big fire.
Now run down-stairs, loose the dog, and look out for Blondin."
Blondin Restaurant may be serving gourmet Welsh recipes to thrill-seeking visitors to ZipWorld, but it also has wonderful views across the famous slate mine and over the turquoise waters of the lake in Penrhyn Quarry for non-thrillseekers like myself, who enjoy having their feet set firmly on the ground.
The new adventure terminal gives customers the chance to get something to eat at the Blondin Restaurant while watching people fly over head.
The Blondin Restaurant will open at Zip World's Penrhyn Quarry site on September 7 - and they have started taking bookings.
A10 Carey; Peter 9 Thirty; 8 Chester; 7 Landseer; Edwin 6 Haunted; Most 5 Blondin; Charles 4 Switzerland; 3 chord; A2 Bradford; 1 ANSWERS:
June 30, 1859: French acrobat Blondin crosses over the Niagra Falls on a tightrope.
Yvan Blondin assumed command of the Royal Canadian Air Force in a change of command ceremony at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa on September 27.
The daredevil has succeeded the Great Blondin, a French tightrope walker who first crossed the Niagara Falls on a tightrope in 1859.
IT'S a balancing act which requires the skills of The Great Blondin and the wisdom of Solomon.