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Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
This is my favorite photo out of all the photos that I took that day.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
All of the modern signs were covered up so that the illusion of walking around in the medieval days was preserved.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
My girls finally got their princess hats!

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 festivalVilay’s photo.
Making paper.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festivalVilay’s photo.
Washing clothes in the village fountain.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
A medieval board game.

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
This man was making fire.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
This pottery maker was explaining his craft to a small group of young knights.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festivalVilay’s photo.
I love this photo Vilay took of a basket weaver.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festivalVilay’s photo.
This woman was making one of the musical instruments like in the photo below.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festivalVilay’s photo.
I am going to have this photo of Vilay’s printed so that we can hang it in our home.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
Candles hanging after being dipped in hot candle wax.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
A steaming pot of candle wax.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
Finished candles for sale.

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 festivalVilay’s photo.
I got pulled up onto the stage to dance. It was fun and humilating at the same time. ;)

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festivalVilay’s photo.
The man in the right-hand bottom corner is the one responsible for my being on stage. He wouldn’t take my no’s for an answer. He sternly told me to get on the stage!!! The girl (in the photo with me) and I would just look at each other and laugh. It was fun.

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
My six year old drinking the freshest milk you can have…Straight from the cow!

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
The farmer in the photo would milk the cow squirting the milk into a plastic cup. He would, then, offer it to the people in the crowd. Most politely declined. Vilay was handed a cup by a woman who basically dared him to try it. He did. And, he liked it. Afterwards, our six year old daughter had to try it too. She finished off the glass in no time and even demanded another!

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
Milking the cow…better view.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
The look on this little blonde girl’s face was pure delight after she knocked over a pin with her medieval bowling ball.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
My daughter finishing off her glass of milk.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival
View from the train station in Saint-Ursanne.

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne, medieval festival

I found a video of the camel I mentioned in my last post. It made the strangest noise!

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Part I of Les Médiévales de St-Ursanne.

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  • Awsomest Audrey :D July 16, 2009, 4:53 am

    Hey well first off i reallly like the instruments they had they were very pretty there.second of all i have to say papas photography skills have really improved! third of all i am wondering now after seeing the older princess drink fresh milk what does it taste like? does it taste different? does it taste the same? is it good is it bad? these are questions that must be anwsered!! IMMEDIATLY !! 4th those were the most prettiest and most MAGICAL!! looking princesses ive ever seen!! fifth of all didnt we go there? or at least stop there while i was there?? hmmmm more questions that must be anwsered!! XD and drum role please final statement/question how was it dancing on stage at a mideval fair?? was it fun?? it reminds me that time when went to north or south carolina at that fair where i got sick and we danced idk why but i remember dancing and being slightly embarassed!! but secretly wanting to go on the stage and dance?! wierd!!

    well i luv you and miss you a whole bunch! tell everybody i luv them and miss them!! and think theyre all great big magical BOOGERS!!!!! LOL!! :p

    • Pumpkin July 16, 2009, 12:37 pm

      The milk tastes pretty much the same as milk in Switzerland which is much richer than in the States as you know. The difference is that the creme from the milk will rise to the top of the cup and you end up drinking that first. It is very rich. Your sister told me it was GOOD. :)

      We (only you and I) did go to St.-Ursanne. Remember how cold it was that day?!?

      It was in South Carolina…Myrtle Beach to be exact. You got sick after riding on one of the rides. When we got off the ride you couldn’t even walk straight and then let it all out! YUCK!!! Thanks for reminding me of that. :)

      We love you too!!

  • expatraveler July 18, 2009, 3:25 am

    Oh these photos were incredible. I’m dying for some great tasting milk like that too! Loved these.. really!

  • expatraveler July 18, 2009, 3:25 am

    By the way, the photo of the girls with their princess hats is priceless, love it! They are too adorable!

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