We spent a couple of days in Visby on the Island of Gotland in early August and a fun time we had as it was Medieval Week. A week with entertainers, craft, music, dance, fairytales, fighting men, a market, food, mead, beer and more. And of course men, women and children dressed up in suitable medieval-influenced clothing.
We were there last year for the first time, and it was so much fun. Had to go this year, too.
Just some pics to give you an idea of what can happen.
|Condottieri Stagefighting having a go at each other|
|You can try a lot of things. Here my son Martin shoots with a bow.|
|Theater in the ruins of the Church of S:t Nicolai|
|Vagando played at Kapitelhusgården. Mead + music = perfect!|
|The ring wall around Visby|
|Narrarna - The Fools - in the ruins of the Church of S:t Lars. They were fun.|
|Like, really fun.|
|Pax had a fire-show|
|My daughter Johanna maing a necklace at an outdoor smithy.|
|Vagando again, outdoors this time|
|Faunus - another band playing for free at the Market|
|Yet another band, Kalabalik.|
|The kids and me, dressed for the week.|
|Sunset after a fantastic day|
|Koenix played at Kapitelhusgården. Great music, but a bit loud in the cramped room.|
|Ruins of the Church of S:t Clemens|
|Hm, over-sized roof.|