It was finally time for the much awaited (by me, of course) medieval festival of Sighisoara. Three days a year when you can travel back to another time and dress accordingly, 3 days when dancing in the street is not only acceptable but recommended, when you can drink, laugh and be merry just like, well... the good ol' times ;>
This is old Vlad's house, dressed for the occasion. It is now a restaurant-hotel.
The old clock tower and the street leading down to it: Queuing for kurtos kalacs, as we do each year. Thsi year's wait was surprisingly short, it didn't even reach half an hour.
Me, getting ready to devour my kalacs.
A newly discovered Romanian band which I absolutely loved. Great for the abovementioned dancing in the streets :> Listen to the song below for a sample.
The audience of a play in the small square:Italian flag jugglers. Very impressive, too bad I couldn't see much (sucks being short!). These are the only decent shots I could take.View from a little side street I had never been on before . It's amazing how I discover new streets and views every time.Some more pretty sights:And now for some interesting specimens of humanity.
This is a body builder whose clothes looked like they were about to burst. He looked disgusting, and his woman-thing was no less scary. That satchel really completes the whole outfit!
A sorcerer eating icecream. I wonder if he was willing to disclose the alchemic secret of making ice in summer, and flavoured ice at that!The gypsy woman who insisted on telling my fortune (and then insisted I buy her a beer, lol). Apparently I am lucky and fiery, there is someone who loves me, but he is abroad, I will live 88 years and will have two children. Bahtalo!
Now if that's not the very picture of the beautiful inn keeper I don't know what is! All waitresses at this pub were dressed like this, but none pulled it off better than her.
The cathedral lawn has always been the place where metalheads congreate. Fewer of them this year, but it still brought back a lot of memories (yes, young ones, been there, done that!)
And finally, a bit of local wit:
Anton Pann - Nu mai poci de ostenit
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