Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Souvenirs from the Middle Ages

Last November I discovered one of the nicest series of events organized in the US, they are the Renaissance festivals! For someone like me, a confessed fan of the Middle Ages, this is a really awesome event. The festival aims to recreate the costumes and some activities of the epoch. You can witness sword combats, magicians, jugglers, on stage plays, lots of shops with peculiar items like metal armors, chain mail, all sorts of metal weapons, medieval costumes, exotic jewelry and art. They also feature exhibits of torture devices and reenactment of carpenters, blacksmiths and other crafts in those times. A better description is found in wikipedia.

As a souvenir I got a "Wizard's Ale" bottle from the village brewery!

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