Tuesday, September 18, 2012


There was a medieval feast in Forest, one of the 19th municipalities of Brussels. It is over all well known for its concert hall (Forest National), which can hold more than 8,000 people. It hosts all kind of musicals, shows, as well as music concerts, by a wide variety of music artists. Mamma Mia, Bharati, Abba show, Cliff Richard, Elton John, and many others have performed there.

It was a very sunny day so many people were present to participate in the medieval festivities.

The city hall

the entrance to the festivities

It started well : The first thing we saw was the long line of people waiting for the toilet !

No wonder after all the beer and wine and good food !

There were dances

and fights

A show with a skeleton puppet

men and women in costumes

Preparing for a fight with horses

As an oven was missing somebody tried to bake bread with two frying pans

The German stall called "the wild Rooster" had a lot of success with different kind of beers.

an elf sold elves !

a dragon watched over us

and this devil looked quiet scary ! I admired his boots !

leaving the place we just saw this real elf getting ready for a dance.


Tito Eric said...

Awesome festival! I would have loved to have been there :)

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Anonymous said...

You saw a real life elf! Delightful shots.

Linens and Royals said...

Great Fair. I just posted about a local Fair here. The difference is so--well different, hard to believe thay are on the same planet.

Fun60 said...

What fun. I hope you were dressed up for the occasion.I had to laugh when I saw the queue for the toilets. It's always the same no matter where in the world we live.

Unknown said...

Another great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots from the event. I am sure you had lot of fun.

LindyLouMac said...

It looks like the sort of interesting event that we would enjoy visiting, not sure about a puppet show with a skeleton though!

Barb said...

Nice to see your pics and not have to brave the crowds!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I've seen where those are being held over here too but we've never been. It looks like it would be fun (except for the toilet lineup -- but that's always part of any crowded festival isn't it?)

Pear tree cottage! said...

Gattina, the wonderful thing about blogging or not blogginh is when you do "come home to your blog" and look up your friends....there they are with the best posts on thier blogs. I am thrilled to be here with you today!!

Hugs Lee-Ann

joy said...

What a wonderful feast. I m sure you had fun. Thank for visiting. I really appreciate it. Have a nice day:)


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