Romantic age of knights is still attractive not only for kids. Many men and women are still going to battles in historical costumes and armors fighting in fictive battles with swords, battle hammers, halberds and much more kinds of arms. It´s more theatre than sport. But......there is an international group that settled up something different: more real tournament, knights´ fights called Battle of the Nations (BOTN). It´s more sport than reconstruction of history, but the men and women are... continue reading
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The 4th and 5th of July took place a "Conquest of the Svihov castle" in Czech Republic near by city Klatovy. Besides the conquest with tens of wariors (mainly landsknecht and Swiss soldiers) there was lots of performances of historical dancing group, sword fencing groups and jugglers.Between performances could especially children use lots of attractions like painting on faces, painting ceramics or making mandalas. That was nice two days.And then the battle begun. Unfortunately I have no... continue reading
Mauritius is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Naval Battle of 1810 at Grand Port which was a battle between the British and the French. The French won on August 28 1810, their only naval battle against the British during the Napoleon period. Back then, Mauritius was known as Ile de France.This year the Ministry of Art and Culture has organized the celebration of this historical event in a great way at Mahebourg. I had the chance to be authorized to take some pictures. Here are those that... continue reading
Every picture has it's own story. Here's the one about my "Wolf and Raven".My husband has an unusual hobby - historical reconstruction. He and his friends are those guys who craft metal armor, swords and axes and then go to some field to train in ancient battle skills. They've got knight tournaments sometimes and all that.And to the "Wolf and Raven"... It's drawn to be on the front side of big battleshield. Black areas of the picture are going to be metal plates. Joining these animals in one picture... continue reading
In the first days of april 2006 in Siedlce 175th anniversary of the battle of Iganie was commemorated. Reenactment groups from Poland staged that historical event.Few thousand people came to the place of the battle of Iganie to watch soldiers wearing traditional military uniforms of Polish uprising army from the year 1831. 2-gi Pułk Xsięstwa Warszawskiego (2nd Regiment of the Warsaw Dutchy), equipped with historical weapons fouhgt against other reenacting groups. Cannons and muskets were shooting... continue reading
I am sticking my big toe in a large sea here. stock photography seems interesting but I am not sure if it is worth time and effort. any tips, ideas, suggestions or stories about lessons learned and battles lost would be greatly appreciated. continue reading
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