( August 18, 2008 )

Cool Renaissance images

A few nice renaissance images I found:

Michigan Renaissance Festival
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Image by Wigwam Jones
For 31 years, the Michigan Renaissance Festival has provided Holly with a unique venue that regularly attracts more than 220,000 visitors from Michigan and surrounding states.

When the Festival first began back in 1979 on the grounds of Columbiere in Clarkston, Michigan, the Renaissance Festival attracted under 11,000 patrons during our 5 weekend event. Years later the Festival found a more permanent home where it currently
stands, just 12 miles south of Flint on Dixie Highway.
The pageantry of a 16th century village is evident in the wide variety of activities. Entertainment is not only featured on sixteen stages, but in the lanes and on an interactive level with the patrons.

From peasants to royalty, the people of the village of Hollygrove visit with guests to provide a day to remember! Highlights include the thrilling full contact joust with armored knights and horses, the intensity of the Human Combat Chess Match and the hilarity of acts like the Washing Well Wenches, Ded Bob and Ample and Trite.

The Realm is filled with amazingly talented artisans who offer their unique wares and often share their skills in craft demonstrations. Beautiful glassware, crafted leather,
exotic jewelry and Renaissance clothing are just a few examples of the masterpieces that can be found in the marketplace.

Visitors are advised to skip breakfast and save their appetite for the fresh baked goods, soup in a bread bowl, Scotch eggs, apple dumplings and of course, the famous turkey legs that are cooked over an open flame. The array of foods is overwhelming and sure to satisfy any cravings!

It is truly fun for the whole family since the Renaissance Festival also offers games, human-powered rides, and a Children’s Realm that features a castle playscape as well
as free activities for younger visitors. The Michigan Renaissance Festival invites everyone to celebrate along with us as we enter our 31st season. Huzzah and cheers for 31 years!

Renaissance Tower at Sunset
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Image by SP8254 – Catching Up
The sun’s final rays reflect off the Renaissance Tower in Downtown Sacramento.

Renaissance Faire Elf Using Cell Phone
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Image by zoomar
I just want to state for the record that a cell phone at a Renaissance Faire is anachronistic and wrong. Being an Elf, however is 100% historically accurate.

( August 11, 2008 )

Renaissance Festival Ladies

A few nice renaissance images I found:

Renaissance Festival Ladies
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Image by uberphot
Circa 2000: Ladies in period garb at the Michigan Renaissance Festival.
THIS IS MY MOST VIEWED PICTURE ON FLICKR…although I’m not sure why(?) PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT 🙂

Renaissance Man
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Image by Bill on Capitol Hill
Bill, the Detroit River, and Detroit’s Renaissance Center, as seen from the Ramada Inn in Windsor, Ontario, 2000.

( August 5, 2008 )

Michigan Renaissance Festival

Some cool renaissance images:

Michigan Renaissance Festival
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Image by Wigwam Jones
Michigan Renaissance Festival, Holly, MI, September 29, 2007

Michigan Renaissance Festival
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Image by Wigwam Jones
Michigan Renaissance Festival, Holly, MI, September 29, 2007

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