Posts Tagged ‘events

31
Mar
11

090/2011 general election approaching

In two weeks time, we will be exercising our democratic right to vote for our MPs again. Today I notice that the campaign posters had appeared by the road sides. It’s interesting to see that these old wooden frames with quite traditional campaign posters are still used, despite all the new forms of visibility for candidates on TV, Facebook and blogs, for example.

Our youngsters’ passive participation is alarming, though. Politics just doesn’t seem to interest many of them in the least.

04
Jul
10

#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.




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