The Lope: Renaissance lope

Friday, October 14, 2005

Renaissance lope

Ace stopped by the 6th Annual Fall Great Plains Renaissance Festival at Sedgwick County Park in Wichita, KS, last Sunday, October 9.

"I think that I shall never see..."

"...a poem lovely..."

" a tree."

This isn't the kind of tree Joyce Kilmer (1886–1918) had in mind, but the lines of his poem "Trees" are fitting.

Vendors, performers and enthusiasts usually dress the part for renaissance festivals.

Costumes are often drawn more from fantasy than history, but the variety of attire usually merges pretty well.

There was a play area for the kids.

And local members of the Society for Creative Anacronism (SCA) had their fun too.

How much does roaming cost from the renaissance?

Ace apparently likes to be scratched behind the ears.

A silent, but pretty mime.

Back-lit parasols are fun.

Amira's Dance Productions held a belly dancing demonstration.

Fairie wings seem to be popular this year for all ages.

I thought this woman's profile looked like an Alphonse Mucha poster.

Henna tatoos were popular.

Some of the artwork that was offered for sale.

I seem to run into a lot of Scotsmen lately.

Ace is being fitted for a suit of chain maille.

Like many renfests, this one ended with a procession.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is soooo neat!

-the treelady :)

Sun Nov 06, 11:37:00 PM  

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