Yes, I am finally back! Not only from the most recent SCA event – the Meridian Grand Tournament / MGT – but also back to normal life. Ok, I admit it, more or less normal due to mundane standards but at least what I would call normal… 😉
The last weeks and especially the last days before the Meridian Grand Tournament were really intense for me. I was absolutely determined to finish my 14th century hood project with the symbols for the honorable Orders of the Chivalry and the Pelican for my dear friends Pelican elevation and therefore spent nearly every waking hour embroidering.
At the moment I am on a medieval photo safari in the museums of Vienna… 😀
…I was so excited about the quality of the photos which my new Sony Alpha dslr takes that I decided to “re-take” some photos of my favorite pieces on display at the local museums.
Yesterday I already spent about 3.5hours at the treasury and after a first look through my new photos I have to say: all this awesome details! I want more! I am definitely going back today to take more photos! *lol*
I am happy to say that I successfully accomplished my “Mission Medieval Barcelona”. 😀
I had 4 wonderful days in Barcelona – I visited many museums, tasted several Tapas, Sangria,… and I took many many photos… Though I stayed out of the sun as much as possible, I brought with me a slight sunburn at my shoulders and neck. And what shall I say about my poor feet – even after some rest they still hurt like hell… *lol*
Last saturday I was invited to join an Antonow flight over Hungary. I have to say – it was awesome!!! 😀
During the last years I attended at some air shows here in Austria – Air Power 2003, 2005 & 2009 – and enjoyed them a lot. But I always had the feeling that looking at old planes is one thing and traveling with one would be a completely different story….
I always thought it would be a great fun to travel with an old air plane and last weekend I finally got the chance and decided to dare it. Wow, it was a very interesting experience. 😀
Like always I took many pictures. I have the sneaking suspicion that this is one of the reasons why I get invited to such “events”… *lol* 😉
…and now please join me on my Antonow flight over Hungary. Following you will see a small selection of my favorite photos. Btw. you will find a link to the gallery with all photos at the end of this posting. 😀
You really can’t avoid the Easter feeling here in Vienna. You can find chocolate Easter eggs and chocolate Easter bunnies at every grocery store here.
…and there are Easter markets all over town too…
Yes, you can say that Austrian like their Easter. *lol*
…and though I am not sharing my chocolate Easter eggs or my chocolate Easter bunnies with you – in my opinion this is always the best part of Easter – I have some lovely Spring impressions from Vienna, Schönbrunn for you. This photos have definitely less calories than my Easter chocolate 😉
As I promised, I already took a first look through my photos from Berlin. At the very first day I visited the “Tiergarten Berlin” (the zoo) and the nearby aquarium.
Knowing that you would prefer to see some of my medieval photos first, I decided to skip this day for now and to start with day 2 and my very first museum visit.
What shall I say – it was truly amazing! I already found some lovely medieval art at the very first museum I visited. I spend some hours looking through the medieval collection and took about 2.300 photos. Well, I admit that this count surprised me but I think it is not unusual for me… *lol*
I decided to start with a very lovely piece of medieval art on display in the very first museum I visited:
The “forgotten 14th century Queen from France”
Like always I walked through the medieval collection, looking at the museum information, taking photos and suddenly there she was, just looking at me.
A beautiful and delicate face, a severe but loving look – every inch exquisite and gorgeous. She looked truly like a queen and after a short look at the museum information I could say for sure that she was a “Royal Donatrix”. She was indeed a 14th century queen from France.