Believe it or not, Oktoberfest kicks off in Munich this weekend. Yes, it actually kicks off in mid- September. What began as a celebration of the marriage of King Ludwig I to Princess Therese in October 1810, has grown to a beloved cultural festival. From mid-September to the first weekend of October, a festival is held at …
October 31, 2014
This week, the WordPress weekly photo challenge, Cover Art got me thinking about Reenactors, who could be described as people who “cover” the lives of other’s. For this week’s challenge, I went back in time to the first Ritterfest (knight’s festival) we attended. I couldn’t resist sharing these today, giving them a twist on some classics.
“An Upstate New Yorker in an Austrian King’s Court”
The king greets his people during the royal procession
Inspired by Mark Twain’s ” A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”
“Tales from the Jacobsweg”
It’s a long way from Canterbury, but we’ve got pilgrims on the Camino Santiago de Compostela.
Inspired by Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales”
“The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval Germany: A Handbook.”
It’s not Medieval England, and it’s not the 14th Century, but you’ll need to know your way around.
Inspired by Ian Mortimer’s “The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval Europe, A Handbook for Visitor’s to the Fourteenth Century.”
What do you think?