I am back! …and catching-up with photos from MGT / Meridian Grand Tournament & more…

2015-09-26_Racaire_Meridian-Grand-Tournament_1Yes, 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.

Continue reading

Mission Medieval Barcelona accomplished… – my favorite photos from day #4 :D

2014 July , Racaire in Barcelona - Mission Medieval BarcelonaAnd last but not least – after all the photos from day #1day #2 and day #3 – you will following find my favorite photos of day #4 of my recent trip to Barcelona.

Also on my fourth and last day in Barcelona I did a lot of sightseeing. I was very busy and added even more photos to the memory card of my camera.

Retrospective I can say that 4 days are nowhere near enough to see all the great things this awesome city has to offer. And to try all this delicious tapas!

Barcelona is definitely worth a visit and here are some new photos for you – enjoy! 😀

Continue reading

Mission Medieval Barcelona accomplished… – my favorite photos from day #3 :D

2014 July , Racaire in Barcelona - Mission Medieval BarcelonaRecently I already posted the photos of day #1 and day #2 of my trip to Barcelona. And today I have even more photos for you from day #3.

It took some time to go through all the photos which I took during this day. But finally I managed to put together another selection of my favorite photos for you – enjoy! 🙂

Continue reading

…on a medieval photo safari in Vienna…

2014 Racaire in Barcelona - on a medieval photo safari - Mission medieval BarcelonaAt 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*

Continue reading

Mission Medieval Barcelona accomplished… – my favorite photos from day #2 :D

2014, July, Racaire in Barcelona*gosch* I really can’t believe it. I already took about 1300 photos during my very first day in Barcelona and thought that this is a really large number. Well, this was until I started to go through the photos of day #2….

…it seems that I took even more photos during my second day in Barcelona. More than 2000 photos – *gosch* – how did I manage this? *lol*

Continue reading

Mission Medieval Barcelona accomplished… – my favorite photos from day #1 :D

I am happy to say that I successfully accomplished my “Mission Medieval Barcelona”. 😀

2014 July, Racaire in Barcelona - "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*

Continue reading

Mission Medieval Barcelona

2013_racaire_2

I am such a happy girl and I still can’t believe it. For the next days I will be away from the computer because I am going to Barcelona! Viva Espana! *happydance* 😀

…and my motto is again: “Mission Medieval Barcelona”!

But I promise that I will also take a look at the “modern” stuff and that I will take many-many-manyyyy photos. 😉

Continue reading

“Back to the Future” – Antonow flight over Hungary to Esztergom :D

"Back to the Future" - Antonow flight over Hungary to Esztergom :D

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. 😀

"Back to the Future" - Antonow flight over Hungary to Esztergom :D

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. 😀

Continue reading

Happy Easter! …and some Spring Impressions from Vienna :D

Racaire 2014_March_Schoenbrunn

Happy Easter! Frohe Ostern!
…from Vienna. 😀

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 😉

Happy Easter! ...and some Spring Impressions from Vienna, Schönbrunn :D

Continue reading

Mission “Medieval Berlin” – the forgotten 14th century Queen from France

Racaire in BerlinAs 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”

Racaire_Mission “Medieval Berlin” - 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.

Continue reading