Mittelalterlich Phantasie Spectaculum
Lich, Hessen, Germany
4 and 5 July 09
Day 2 - Sunday, 5 July 2009
now, it was time for another fight.
Yesterday we had seen the knights jousting. Today, there was a joust by the knaves (who served the knights).
The game was announced by the lord of the realm
assisted by the monk Brother Rictus
Look, the two even posed, just for us!!!
The game is played as follows:
In the middle of the playing field, there is a leather ball that weighs 120 kg (approx 240 pounds), just like a knight in full armor who has fallen off his horse.
There are two teams of knaves. Each team tries to drag the ball past their own goal line, while the other team tries to prevent them from doing so. At the same time, mind you
After this game, it was time for a little snack again
(yes, there be dragons )
The things that look like meatballs are Falafel, oriental vegetable balls. Very tasty! And we had had more than enough meat the day before...
Then we had some mocha from an oriental booth
and just took it easy today, after all the walking around and partying yesterday
All the adult were lazy, while the children were playing in the straw.
We did take a leasurely walk, however, lazily looking at the stalls and making a purchase here and there.
Look at those gargoyles!
They are sure to scare off evil spirits!
At this booth, Anja "fell in love" - but you'll see
And in case you are wondering, Mommy:
Yes, the people who attend the festival purchase these lovely things - to complete their costume, to use them or to decorate their homes.
Finally, we got tired, and we rode home on a horse
When we got home, Anja unpacked all the lovely things she had bought
remember the dragon with the helmet from yesterday morning?
Well, it has found a new home!
And, like I said, Anja fell in love at the festival - with the most beautiful jewellery you can imagine!
Oh wow, I wish I were a lady, so I could wear this!
Dear Mommy, I hope you enjoyed my tale as much as I enjoyed this wonderful weekend!