RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2008   NEAR PITTSBURGH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We arrived at noon (Carl, Joey and I) just as the knights were getting ready for their first show.

 

 

We stood at the rail just to the side of the Royal Box

 

 

...and behind the quintain...so the counterweight is in a lot of shots...mostly deliberately

 

 

Sir William, the King's champion, in red and white

 

 

Sir Rupert (??started with an R, anyway), the villain of the piece

 

 

 

Sir Marcus, Joey's favorite (he didn't like Sir William)

 

 

 

The quintain moved out into the middle of the field

 

 

 

Joey...totally absorbed (if you look at the Castle on the Table page, you'll understand why)

 

 

 

A quick tail braid

 

 

 

Sir Rupert knocked the quintain over and the two female squires righted it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She was absolutely adorable.

 

 

 

 

Close-up of the counterweight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All this...and yet the deer keeps to its feet!

 

 

Joey trying to get the hang of archery.

 

 

 

Ladies in Waiting at lunch

 

 

 

 

 

This fellow had a great outfit (but one suspected from his air that he knew it!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was 87 and this guy's shirt was sopping wet. Hey, what about the one's in

long-sleeved velvet, eh??

 

 

 

This woman was sitting in front of Joey so I explained to him about lacings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This fellow had a cello and a stool, but as everyone else had a sword, I teased him about

his 'battle stool' 

 

 

 

 

 

Our car is out there...somewhere

 

 

Carl and Joey go to buy Grandmama a lemonade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carl and Joey in the shade on the hill (right behind guy in front in black) where we watched

the 2:30 knights' show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sir Marcus again

 

 

 

 

Sir Rupert, Sir Marcus, Sir William

 

 

 

They had this whole scenario wherein Sir Rupert was the bad knight from Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sir Marcus and Sir William jousted first. William unseated Marcus.

 

 

 

 

Sir Marcus with dirty back after being unseated

 

 

Sir Rupert boasting

 

 

Sir Marcus getting ready to battle Sir Rupert with the wooden swords

 

 

 

 

 

Sir Rupert has changed to a metal sword while poor Sir Marcus still has only his wooden one.

 

 

Sir William steps in as Sir Marcus falls, wounded, to the ground behind him

 

 

 

 

Sir William plans to fight Sir Rupert to the death at the 5:30 show...but we left before then.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 'battle stool' in action

 

 

Outside, on the way back to the car...

 

 

I thought this would be my last shot...but...

 

 

then I encountered this guy and liked his hat...

 

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