Thursday, September 2, 2010

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale. Hans Christian Andersen

Last week, Alicia and I went to the RENAISSANCE Fair in West Newton. I’ve never been to one before but I had always been intrigued by them. It was a blast!

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Fun ride for the kids

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Some real characters

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Interesting food

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The main event I wanted to see was the jousting.

The opponents.

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Ladies giving their favors.

 

Favors

 

The Joust

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Unhorsed!

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The battle continues on foot, with swords.

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The blow

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Victory

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King Henry and Queen Katherine walk among their people.

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A Lady in Waiting and her escort

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Some local folk.

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We followed the signs to see a comedy show put on by these two wenches.

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They were really funny and had a lot of audience participation.

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After the show there was a dance with the King and Queen.

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Saying goodbye

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Reading the Immortal Instrument Series by Cassandra Clare