Sunday, October 04, 2009

The Vikings Are Coming!

The Vikings

A leap back in time

Are you ready for some Vikings? I visited a Viking Market last weekend, and over the next week or so I will bombard you with photos and portraits from that fun event. The Viking with the beard on these two photos is called Fredrik. The red-headed Viking Babe answers to the name Helena. Both are into the whole Viking /Medieval thing and have been to several markets around Sweden. Like the Medieval Week on Gotland. Fredrik has also been to the market in Poland and the one on Åland. During this market they displayed some historical games. I tried the game Släppkäpp where I lost twice to Fredrik, who probably had been in hard training for the last few years. On the second photo Fredrik is leaping back in time! Or at least showing how to successfully beat Helena in backward leaping!

14 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Oh I love these events! This is great.

brattcat said...

I'm going to enjoy this series very much if the other shots are as great as these.

Leif Hagen said...

The top portrait photo of the Viking pair is wonderful! Utmarkt! Did they talk about taking a boat to Iceland, Greenland and then on to discover America??

Leif the Viking in EAGAN

Antjas said...

There have been a lot of posts of late from around the world with reenactors of history, but yours has to be the one that goes furthest back in time! That beard is amazing for such a young man.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic events ! Lovely shots !! Thanks for sharing..

Buck said...

Wonderful photos, and I look forward to the series very much! I like to learn about the background of the photographs so the text is very interesting to me as well.g

Yoork said...

I love vikings! I always wanted a viking funeral for myself!

Andreea said...

Beautiful costumes.

MaCoBra said...

OH no, what do you think we should do? Run?

Tinsie said...

Not so keen on the dude, but the girl's cute.

Lois said...

I love their clothes! I will look forward to more pictures of this event.

Gunn White said...

Nice shots! ( again!;-) )
Greetings from "a Norwegian Viking."

Hilary said...

woah, impressive!

Sofia said...

Funny :) That beautiful girl Helena works at Willys on Lidingö. I see her often.