Monday, April 27, 2009

Faerie Queen

St. Louis celebrates Earth Day in Forest Park on the Sunday after the official date. There was a big turnout. I'm all for conservation, emissions control and renewable resources. However, it seemed like every New Ager, homeopath, herbalist, spiritualist, crystal purveyor and arcane healer in town had a booth there, hawking their ideas or wares. People can believe what they like - you pays your money and you takes your choice. Me, I'm a hard science guy. Gimme a double-blind, peer reviewed study every time.

To my delight, though, I met the local fairies. There were a number of people promoting the area Renaissance Fair, which takes place in late May and early June. It's full of re-enacters, trying to live the life of 15th and 16th Century Europe. I'm fully occupied enacting the 21st Century but it sounds like a lot of fun. I've never gone because it's out in the exurbs but the Faerie Queen from this group talked me into it. Makes me want to run out and see
A Midsummer Night's Dream.


Sharon said...

These ladies are wearing some fantastic costumes.

Virginia said...

Bob and the Fairies. Well that's a new one. Maybe there's a picture book in there somewhere. So get on out to the Renaissance Fair. I can only imagine what you'll show us!!

Olivier said...

superbe cette visite dans le monde merveilleux des fées. les costumes sont très beaux (ainsi que les fées)
haughtiness this visit in the marvellous world of the fairies. costumes are very nice (as well as the fairies)

Patty said...

the Renissance fair is wonderful! love to see the kids do the kings' treasure hunt, the knights on horseback dueling, and all the shows. Wentzville isn't that far from St Louis.

cieldequimper said...

Wow, you've seen them! The real thing! What an experience that must have been! Great shots!

PeterParis said...

Some kind of a fairy tale!