André and I went to the medieval market in Siegburg today (December 2, 2001). It was advertised as being a Christmas market, but it didn’t have all that much to do with Christmas. The market is organised by Kramer, Zunft und Kurzweyl (link to site in German), a society of friends of the medieval way of life. We arrived after dark, and I found that the most interesting thing to photograph was fire. In true medieval fashion, none of the market booths had electric light, and the overall effect was quite authentic and a bit romantic, too.
Besides booths that sold handmade goods and food, there was a stage, on which there was a performance of musicians, jesters and jugglers.
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