#185 back to the middle ages

184/365 back to the middle ages, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

This weekend we had the 15th annual medieval market event in the old cobblestone square of our town. This 4-day event attempts at making history alive, with over a hundred actors and musicians mingling amonst the visitors. It’s as though you have entered a medieval town and got caught in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. The actors interact with the public, sometimes creating quite absurd conversations as they approach everything from the medieval point of view. Naturally, there are also the vendors of food, arts and crafts, all carefully chosen by a jury to suit the atmosphere and ideology of the event.

It is a fun place to visit, especially for families, as there are dozens of activities and games that children can participate in, to get a hands-on feel about local history. And best of all, entrance is free! I wish I could have visited as a youngster, as I used to find history books and lessons at school too boring, and only got the idea of the importance and fascination of historical understanding later in life.

Here is a set of photos I took.

1 Response to “#185 back to the middle ages”

  1. 1 Susan van Gelder
    July 12, 2010 at 01:49

    This sounds like a lot of fun. The photo captures the energy.

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