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Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Ladies and Gentleman, I would like to welcome you to Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne (medieval festival of Saint-Ursanne)!

All photos that were taken by Vilay are marked as such. All the rest are mine.
We really need to get another camera so that we don’t have to use each other’s photos so much!

old Swiss Train
I took this shot while waiting for the train in Glovelier on the way to Saint-Ursanne.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
The knights just outside St. Ursanne’s old city gates set a nice contrast of medieval days to modern days.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
St. Ursanne is perfect for a medieval festival because this cities medieval structures are so well preserved.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festivalVilay’s photo.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
I have never seen a bald eagle so close!

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
A vulture stretching his wings.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
My children adored the owl.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
As nice as it was to see these beautiful birds so close I hated that they were held prisoner for our amusement.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festivalVilay’s photo.
We had one of those sassages for lunch!

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
The city was full of color.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festivalVilay’s photo.
Vilay captured this magnificant photo as well as the one below.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival Vilay’s photo.
I wish I could take credit for it!.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festivalVilay’s photo.
Food was to be found at every turn.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festivalVilay’s photo.
A hunchback looking for people women that want to get lucky. ;)

*It is considered to bring good luck if you touch the back of a hunchback.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festivalVilay’s photo.
He found not one but two lucky girls!!!

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festivalVilay’s photo.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festivalVilay’s photo.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
These children were completely adorable as they played on the steps of the cathedral.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
Music (and laughter) could be heard throughout the city.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
Where Vilay bought our son his very own sword.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
The children were so sweet in their medieval dress.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
The city was full of tradesmen showing off their medieval skills.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festivalVilay’s photo.
Small groups of performers were at every corner sharing their talent with the crowd.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festivalVilay’s photo.
The camels made a strange sound as they walked. It was almost as if they were singing.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festivalVilay’s photo.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festivalVilay’s photo.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festivalVilay’s photo.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festivalVilay’s photo.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

OK…I think that is enough for one day! I’ll post the rest of the photos tomorrow.

It was a fun day and I can’t wait until the next medieval festival of St. Ursanne in 2011.

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  • Alison July 12, 2009, 4:53 pm

    This looks like so much fun. I was thinking of taking the kids to Ren Faire in Shelbyville, but it’s only on weekends and so far we’ve had other stuff going on!

    • Pumpkin July 15, 2009, 12:37 pm

      It was fun. It is only every two years but it is worth the wait. I am so happy that you have your kids with you!!!

  • expatraveler July 13, 2009, 4:39 am

    All I can say is WOWWWWW… I loved all of both of your photos. The colors were so incredible, they were darting out everywhere full of life. What a great festival. I’d love to be there for that and once again another reason why Switzerland is such a fun place to live in. Love the last photos with boy blue too! :) what a happy boy!

    • Pumpkin July 15, 2009, 12:39 pm

      He loves his sword. Unfortuately, he likes hitting everyone on the bum with it as well. He is a stinker!

  • anne July 13, 2009, 8:19 pm

    I agree with expatraveler, absolutely amazing, your photos, the place, the excitement…the colourfulness of the town..Such a super place to live..Yes a great reason to visit Switzerland..Thanks for sharing this wonderful day.

    • Pumpkin July 15, 2009, 12:40 pm

      We are so lucky to live here and have such a great train system that allows us to enjoy these types of events since we don’t have a car. Switzerland is a beautiful country with so much to do and see.

  • Awsomest Audrey :D July 16, 2009, 5:04 am

    geeeez!! those fire photos are so cool!! jeeeeez!! he made the fire look fake thats how good they are!! and all the photos are amazing i agree with everybody thats left a comment here! just to let you know im very jealous!! and another reason im jealous to is because i want and awsomely cool sword too and third of all i want princess hats like the girls got! and i want to go there cause it looks like 100% cooled then the mideval festivals here!!!!

    luv ya and miss ya bunchs of oats!!

  • Pumpkin July 16, 2009, 12:43 pm

    I really hope your papa doesn’t read how impressed you are with his fire photos or his head will swell so big it may explode!! :)

    I hope that you will be able to come during the summer of the next one. There is one every two years. It is alot of fun and I know you would love it.

    Bunches of oats? That makes me think of something….

    Knock, knock….
    Who’s there?
    Hay.
    Hay, who?
    Hay is for horses!

    At two, you were so pleased with your knock, knock joke you made up that we are still playing it over eleven years later!!!

    I love you and miss you, kiddo!

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