Friday, November 5, 2010

Horsens - European Medieval Festival - Prep Day

Medieval Action Town Once a Year

The town of Horsens hosts a European Medieval Festival annually, known for its crowds of enthusiastic would-be's and their retainers.  Come to Jutland. At Middelalder.

See it at ://  The advantage to this festival is that it comes at the end of the summer, a time to suit the nonconformist visitor. Midsummer has enough. This event relies largely on the benevolences begun by philanthropists like Christian Daniel Danjelsen.

Christian Daniel Danjelsen, 1842-1921. He was a Barrister who, with his wife, set up a large charitable trust for the "embellishment' of the town of Horsens.  See Christian Daniel Danjelsen, benefactor, ebook. Here is Mr. Danjelsen, the one on the left. Admire the mustache. The gentleman on the right is another Daniel, pleased at the name. 

We tried to schedule our time to be there on The Day, but arrived early when all was being set up. The festival is in the city, on a large open space, but parking still is difficult.  And pricey.  Early arrivals:  strolling, chances to talk.

Horsens Medieval Fair, Horsens, DK.  Picnic grounds, fast food or BYO.

There was 20 minutes to go before the official jousting rehearsal in the arena -- saunter around.

Scandinavia has a sense of design in places we usually ignore. How very tasteful is the wicker.

So:  The Grounds are Ready.  Now:  to the Games. For a preview, see

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