furtech: (Eurofurence)
festival by day
Flicker Set- it's my photoblog!

T and I went back during the day and discovered that the area we wandered around in the other night was just a small part of the faire! We had seen only about a third of the whole area. While most of the other sections were much of the same, it was still fun to wander around and see everything. There were hot air balloons in the sky, adding the the majesty of the cathedral and its grounds.

Most amazing was the food! It was -very- good and extremely reasonably priced! They also do not have paper cups: they give you your drinks in an earthen mug and charge a 3euro deposit. You can then either return the mug for your deposit or keep it as a souvenir. That alone really reduces the amount of trash at the fest.

One thing that intrigued T and I: a cotton candy maker who had to twirl around the swarm of wasps that were crawling all over the floss. We kept imagining the horror if he missed one...spicy!

I also saw -3- border collies at this event! Including a very cute one that reminded me of Tass.
furtech: (Eurofurence)
festival by day
Flicker Set- it's my photoblog!

T and I went back during the day and discovered that the area we wandered around in the other night was just a small part of the faire! We had seen only about a third of the whole area. While most of the other sections were much of the same, it was still fun to wander around and see everything. There were hot air balloons in the sky, adding the the majesty of the cathedral and its grounds.

Most amazing was the food! It was -very- good and extremely reasonably priced! They also do not have paper cups: they give you your drinks in an earthen mug and charge a 3euro deposit. You can then either return the mug for your deposit or keep it as a souvenir. That alone really reduces the amount of trash at the fest.

One thing that intrigued T and I: a cotton candy maker who had to twirl around the swarm of wasps that were crawling all over the floss. We kept imagining the horror if he missed one...spicy!

I also saw -3- border collies at this event! Including a very cute one that reminded me of Tass.
furtech: (Eurofurence)
festival by day
Flicker Set- it's my photoblog!

T and I went back during the day and discovered that the area we wandered around in the other night was just a small part of the faire! We had seen only about a third of the whole area. While most of the other sections were much of the same, it was still fun to wander around and see everything. There were hot air balloons in the sky, adding the the majesty of the cathedral and its grounds.

Most amazing was the food! It was -very- good and extremely reasonably priced! They also do not have paper cups: they give you your drinks in an earthen mug and charge a 3euro deposit. You can then either return the mug for your deposit or keep it as a souvenir. That alone really reduces the amount of trash at the fest.

One thing that intrigued T and I: a cotton candy maker who had to twirl around the swarm of wasps that were crawling all over the floss. We kept imagining the horror if he missed one...spicy!

I also saw -3- border collies at this event! Including a very cute one that reminded me of Tass.
furtech: (Eurofurence)
Nightmarket
Here's the complete, annotated Flickr set!
Running concurrently with (but separately from) EF was a "historical" festival called the KaiserOttoFest Magdeburg. The event is touted as a seriously historical affair, but really is about as historically accurate as a typical American RenFaire.

What set this event apart from its American counterparts is the Nightmarket: the faire stays open until about midnight and is lit almost exclusively by candles, torches and braziers. I can't describe how cool it is to wander in the near-darkness and visit the stalls selling their wares lit only by that golden flame-light.

The food was equally amazing: fire-roasted lamb, sausages and pork and savory turnovers and all manner of beer and wine.

beersellers

All of this happens in the shadow of the great church and cathedral buildings, which add to the atmosphere.

music
furtech: (Eurofurence)
Nightmarket
Here's the complete, annotated Flickr set!
Running concurrently with (but separately from) EF was a "historical" festival called the KaiserOttoFest Magdeburg. The event is touted as a seriously historical affair, but really is about as historically accurate as a typical American RenFaire.

What set this event apart from its American counterparts is the Nightmarket: the faire stays open until about midnight and is lit almost exclusively by candles, torches and braziers. I can't describe how cool it is to wander in the near-darkness and visit the stalls selling their wares lit only by that golden flame-light.

The food was equally amazing: fire-roasted lamb, sausages and pork and savory turnovers and all manner of beer and wine.

beersellers

All of this happens in the shadow of the great church and cathedral buildings, which add to the atmosphere.

music
furtech: (Eurofurence)
Nightmarket
Here's the complete, annotated Flickr set!
Running concurrently with (but separately from) EF was a "historical" festival called the KaiserOttoFest Magdeburg. The event is touted as a seriously historical affair, but really is about as historically accurate as a typical American RenFaire.

What set this event apart from its American counterparts is the Nightmarket: the faire stays open until about midnight and is lit almost exclusively by candles, torches and braziers. I can't describe how cool it is to wander in the near-darkness and visit the stalls selling their wares lit only by that golden flame-light.

The food was equally amazing: fire-roasted lamb, sausages and pork and savory turnovers and all manner of beer and wine.

beersellers

All of this happens in the shadow of the great church and cathedral buildings, which add to the atmosphere.

music

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