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Men in the darkness of history

Posted by
Jypyä Pop (Turku, Finland) on 16 July 2018 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Tournament Show in Turku Castle Park. I only came to the scene when the competition was over and the prizes started to start. The show was not easy for performers or horses, as the temperature was about 30 degrees. Knights were armor and horses with historic tournament reserves

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Hello everybody. It is fine that You will see my pictures. I do not know English very well. Therefore, it may be some comments or answers seem strange. I'm trying to learn more. Thank you for your understanding.

yoshimiparis from France

It is true that with the heat they had to suffer under their armor, we must not forget the horses that under their draperies were sweat (I hope for horses and riders) that water was flowing nearby
The tournament had to be exceptional

16 Jul 2018 6:40am

@yoshimiparis: Such an event is once a year in Turku. There are similar events near other old castles. The well-being of horses and performers was well catered for.

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle scene de vie

16 Jul 2018 7:26am

@Martine Libouton: Thank you

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Looks interesting.

16 Jul 2018 7:57am

@Hiro: It was interesting

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

These recreations are interesting. Also when we see them that we are aware of the hardness of life at that time.

16 Jul 2018 8:18am

@Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia): True. In this way it is easy to understand the medieval life.

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

very nice capture of that interesting show

16 Jul 2018 9:17am

@Nina: Thank you

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful capture of the scene . Historic performance are sometimes under the rain or with a hot sun ...!

16 Jul 2018 9:39am

@Mhelene: Thank you. True. The weather can not be selected.

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


16 Jul 2018 10:38am

@Existence Artistique: Thank you

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique. spectacle attrayant.

16 Jul 2018 11:28am

@tataray: Thank you

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Yes, that light looks hot! Beautiful image of the performers in costume.

16 Jul 2018 12:10pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you. There was almost 30 degrees.

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Wonderful work!!!

16 Jul 2018 2:41pm

@Luca Bobbiesi: Thank you

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful image and a tough life here....Great capture Jypya :)

16 Jul 2018 3:19pm

@Devi: Thank you

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Looks like it was the perfect day for this tournament!! A very colorful composition and I love how the horses are dressed.

16 Jul 2018 6:38pm

@Steven: Thank you. It was gorgeous weather

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The heat had to be hard on both the people and the animals. I'm sure it was a spectacle though.

16 Jul 2018 7:07pm

@Steve Rice: It was stunning event.

omid from mashhad, Iran


16 Jul 2018 7:57pm

@omid: Thank you

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Cool and colorful costumes.

17 Jul 2018 2:32am

@B. Thomas: Thank you

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image. And very colourful costumes. :)

17 Jul 2018 5:40am

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
1/500 second
ISO 100
7 mm