This past Saturday, some of my family and I went to see a Mittelaltermarkt in Lucerne.
Before we left, Maria presented a gift to Mom of her most recent knitted sock creation.
|Love those colors. (the form is actually right in real life)|
Then we headed to another time and place. These festivals and markets are quite popular these days, with many available over the spring , summer, and fall, in many European countries; so both vendors and many visitors dress in "period costumes" - however they like to interpret that. I like to see the costumes and the handwork and accoutrements.
|A little man and a dragon. I was told they are from the Arctic. Surely.|
|Sometimes it's mix and match: a little Scottish, a little then, a little now.|
|The guardian of the fur shop|
|A Renaissance man|
|Almost all were happy to pose (except one drunk fellow who said "yes, later.")|
|Look at all this variety.|
|Add steampunk and pug|
|Love these colors!|
|Times and places meeting together|
|Perfect time for pizza, she thought.|
|We will never know what this poor little elf man wore before he was captured.|
|On the gibbet|
Some times there is music (usually Renaissance) and dance,
and sometimes old sports or contests are exhibited. This one had an archery contest.
|A mini Ferris wheel|
|A violent man is attacking a Lady, who defends herself valiantly. My computer is misbehaving, so I can't do a proper ending on this, or fix things as I would wish.|