Renaissance Fair

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

So this past weekend we decided to visit the Renaissance Fair in New York State. For one, I wasn't prepared at all for the experience, quite overwhelming. And I did not think that so many visitors were going to be dressed up as much as the workers there.

In the school books, Renaissance always sounded so romantic, and I am sure it was. But when you are under the summer sun, walking around a Renaissance town (the stores, by the way, don't have air conditioner and don't accept credit card, in case you were wondering) you start to wonder how you can exist inside so many long layers of clothing, without the advent of deodorant and washing machine, and fell inspired to paint as Leonardo da Vinci or Michelangelo. That is the real challenge!

The Fair was quite nice, with many presentations happening at the same time in different locations around the little make shift town, and being our first visit there we made sure to make it to as many presentations as we could 3 minutes before their grand finale. That just adds to the mystery and excitement of going again next year to see everything we missed this year.