Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Canoeing at Lake Bled


Friday, 22 July 2011

Erasmus Knights' Tournament 2011

Are you a fan of medieval times? Have you always wanted to participate in a Knights' Tournament? Well... now is your chance!

The traditional Erasmus Knights' Tournament will take place this weekend on 16th and 17th of July in front of Predjama Castle near Postojna, Slovenia.
It is a perfect setting for such an event.

Even George R.R. Martin - author of the bestselling fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire liked the place. During a recent visit to Predjama Castle he stated that he might include the castle in the series.
If by any chance, you are not familiar with this epic series, the first season (A Game of Thrones) has just been aired on HBO.

If you decide to go, amongst other things you will have a chance to witness a castle siege, a performance by flag throwers, burning of a witch, knights' blessing, demonstration of the skills of archers, swordsmen and horsemen, group combats, combat for a banner and much more.
You will also have a chance to participate in a medieval market and a genuine medieval feast.

Detailed information about the event is available here (click the "more" link below the text).


Thursday, 21 July 2011

Another successful running event held in Bled

As I mentioned in one of my previous posts I also visited this year's Night's 10 running event in Bled, Slovenia. This year participation was limited to 2011 runners.
More info is available directly on the Night's 10 official website which unfortunately is only partially translated into English.

We had a great time and since I didn't take part in the event, I had time to shoot some photos. Some runners took the run dead seriously and tried to break the record. Others just focused on having a great time.

Every contestant received a headlamp and it resulted in a moving light-show around the lake.

For the above photo I used a delayed flash effect. That is why that headlamp left such an interesting trace and also some of the runners look a bit like ghosts.

This year many runners came from abroad. I also spotted quite a large group of Brits posing for a group photo at the start line. Everybody seemed to be enjoying themselves.

Organization was excellent once again. This is thanks to Knights of Good Running (this is a translation from Slovenian language - "Vitezi Dobrega Teka", which also means "Knights of Good Appetite").
They are a great group, which everyone can join. Check out their website. Unfortunately it is only in Slovene, but Google Translate can help you out for sure.

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