Local Heart, Global Soul

December 23, 2013

There’s Nothing Like Dressing Up For the Occasion…

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

In continuation of yesterdays post, we have arrived at Vianden Castle in Luxembourg and quite by chance this weekend they are hosting a medieval festival.

All around us, right from the admissions gate, we have been seeing people dressed up in medieval costume, and one gentleman and his wife even bought their medieval hound with them and a “back pack” made of wicker.

The ladies very 21st Century camera did shatter the illusion somewhat, but we made allowances, everyone wants to get a nice photograph or two of a special day out, don’t they?

Later in the day we saw musicians on the castle battlements playing out the visitors as the festival packed up for the day, and Himself and I had a giggle when we saw a group of costumed gentlemen heading into the town in front of us and they couldn’t resist admiring a classic car as they went past (Himself tells me the car is a classic English car called the  “Morgan”).I assume that I medieval times knights admired horsepower of the four footed variety, and historically a steed with class is timeless so what’s not to like?

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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