"Are you going to Scarborough Fair? // Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
Remember me to the one who lives there // She once was a true love of mine."
Today, I took a trip back in time, to the time of jousting and castles and lords & ladies.
To the sixteenth-century Renaissance.
To Scarborough Faire.
|My sister (left) & her friend. I guess she was a princess?|
|Some shops & people.|
|A parade of people.|
Needless to say, I took some pictures.
|The children in their costumes with their recorders. (Unlike them, I didn't dress up this time.)|
After listening to them play, we walked around the Faire. We saw a multitude of interesting personalities, like this jester
And went on some rides, like...an elephant? I didn't do this, but my sister LOVES elephants so she was really excited.
We also went on some little rides that were not animals. This one is hard to explain, but basically you sit in this circular wooden thing and then you spin around. The girls were screaming as we spun; it was pretty funny. Also resulted in this, which I like a lot:
Love those expressions. Anyway. Fancy some tea? I love this pottery set. There's something about the handmade / homemade that's so pretty.
I'll leave you with one last picture... of FOOD. My favorite. ;) I had chicken on a stick and French fries for lunch (yeah, I know, I pride myself on being healthy) and then later on I had this for a snack. It's basically Italian ice (strawberry flavor) on an orange. This is with all the ice licked off, hehe.
|I think the colors are the best part. They look like a vibrant sunset (or is that just me being weird? :P).|
I've always been a history buff (sort of) (I think it started with Little House on the Prairie) (but I really have no idea) so I love 'stepping back in time' and seeing everyone dressed up in full-length skirts with corsets and saying 'thee' and 'thou' with accents. I think it's fun; it's the closest I'll ever come to time travel, I suppose, so it'll have to do. I'd love to go to other places like Colonial Williamsburg someday and see a different era be brought to life.
Have you ever been to a Renaissance Festival, or any other type of historical re-enactment?