Last weekend we visited the „Peter und Paul“ festival‘ at Bretten, which is a small town somewhere eastward of Karlsruhe.
It’s some kind of annual renaissance fair including the reenactment of a battle which happend 1504 and was about the citizens of Bretten defending their home so as not to becomme a „Swabian“ town but staying a „Baden“ town. By now the whole area is a integral part of Baden-Wuertemberg but every year they remember that in truth they are people of „Baden“ only.
Apart from that it was really nice there.
There was some arabic tea, great friends, splendid jugglers, good artisans, music, food, flag throwers and a marching band. Some marching bands in fact.
Flag throwers an a marching band.
I know it sounds a bit boring, but yet …
.. you had to be there.
I’m talking about the italian group called Contrada della Corte. (I know some of you speak italian) They’re really awsome.
You may think there is an end to what you can do with one flag, and also there has to be a limited number to how many flags one person can handle, but, BUT like in juggling there’s a lot more posible than you can imagine.
They are just guys, but sometimes they look like butterflys and most of the time I just stood there wondering about what exactly they were doing.
And they acted with this sort of pomp and ado as only the italians can do…
Well, here you can see only three flags, last weekend I saw some guy juggle with up to seven flags!
They don’t just do this juggling thing, they also have a bunch of choreographies which include a lot of throwing and waving.
They also have a fire show, but we didn’t stay long enough to see it (this time).
You Had To Be There!