Wednesday, June 3, 2009

enchanted forest renaissance faire








deep in the enchanted forest close to lake Tahoe ... there is a Renaissance fair... folk go there pitch tents and live in the mediaeval way .... cloaks and bonfires and masks dances of the dead, jousts .... giant turkey legs to eat, strange old games with prizes being privy nuts on strings...its all here ... tiny wooden rickety stages are built all over the forest for pipers to play at ,pirates to expound the wonders of their parrots ..., and for street players to lurk....people pull tiny wooden carts through the dusty forest pathways and others lurk under trees with tankards of ale...
after half an hour of feeling like i was on a movie set, my vision changed and i could see that these people really are out of time in this century ... many looked so very very right ....
banners and pennants and pipes and pine needles and then..... a wild bear appeared on the archery range ...

and always there is the bubble fairy ....
who blows magical bubbles that pop in childrens hands as tiny moonstones...
where does the bubble fairy go for the rest of the year ????

17 comments:

ingermaaike said...

Oh I so would like to walk around there! These pictures capture it just right!

Rita from alatvian.etsy.com said...

Wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing!

Kreativlink said...

Seeing only your photos, one really feels like a time-traveller :)
In real, there are usually to much visitors to feel that way still - I love visiting such things too.

Amanda Yu said...

cool, it seems you are in the role play PC games. or yes in a movie. :)

zsb creations said...

Such interesting event! I wish I could be there.

Star of the East said...

Amazing pictures, amazing atmosphere, such a wonderful experience it must have been! Thanks for sharing!

ArtMind said...

Way cool! Super pics and I want a Turkey leg too now! :)
The bubbly fairy is magical - I'm sure I could just sit there for hours and hours watching her at work! :)

viltk said...

Oh I would have loved to walk around there too!! Does anyone knows something like that in Europe??

St├ęphanie Kilgast said...

Oh woooow! That looks so utterly cool!
I Would love being there!
And I love that bubble fairy! :)

matchstickgirl said...

the bubble fairy was so silent she never spoke a word ...

ira said...

We have that kind of festival here regularly, but your photos are amazing!

Sigmosaics said...

pure coolness! they are so into it and it all appears so natural .. LOVE the bubble fairy! these are great images (naturally ;)) .. I might just one day have to go and live in a little nook and cranny forest!!

kraplap said...

great those fairs !!
here we have viking fairs.

Dina Fragola said...

Wow, this looks like a fairy storybook!

Pamela Angus said...

this fair looks so fab! love the bubble fairy too ...and bear :)

we were both time travellers that day!!! :D

fleurfatale said...

I , i was I was there, looks so fun!

LeelaBijou said...

Very cool!! I would love to be there!

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