vendredi 19 juillet 2013

Medieval Time #2

Another medieval fest, that time in the great city of Bergues!
Noone in the world nor in France used to know that city (neither did I) until a certain movie directed by the humorist Dany Boon which became the most seen french movie, in which Bergues' inhabitants speak the "ch'ti" language (name given to the region's dialects), even if actually the city is flemish.

Anyways, this article isn't here to debate about this but to show some pictures of that nice day (:

 One of the shows presented that day was the same at Mons-en-Pévèle that I described in a previous article. That owl in flight was the biggest I've ever seen, and the valture choosing which colorful and plump child she'll eat was the same one that walked on my back at the previous fest. 

There were also street entertainers and the real Quasimodo. 

And now... that was the hotly anticipated moment of all the day... ♥

In my feverish and quite pathologic passion for horses, I took plenty of pictures...
I let you admire the beautiful coats of arm.


On the right, that's Bergues' one.
All the grey horses were very fiery, that was so pleasant to see them stamp. 
The black one (maybe a Friesan) was quieter.

An elegant pose

And there was the final confrontation. Who'll win? The villain on his dark wearing horse or the lady knight of Bergues? 

But as you can notice, the dark knight removed his feet out of the stirrups... Now that's easy to guess who will be the winner!! 

What a pity, he was my favorite one!! 

And after the effort... (:

3 commentaires:

  1. That's one beautiful owl! As you know, I'm not that much into horses, but I like how they look dressed in these coats of arms.

    I absolutely love the tower behind you, do you have more photos of it?

    And it's nice to see you two (:

  2. All I know about that "pointed tower" is that it has been built in 1812, in the Saint Winnoc monastery's place (the other massive tower is from the XIIth century)
    We see them well in that picture:

  3. Jolies lunettes :)

    ça devait être cool à voir !!! Elle avait l'air grande !!!!!!!!!!!
    J'ai toujours beaucoup aimé les petits manteaux des chevaux, et là ils rendent très bien surtout celui avec les petites fleurs de lys dorées !