Travel theme: Costume

I had to dig deep for this week’s Travel Theme: Costume; these pictures were taken at the Bevagna Festival in 2000.  This annual event takes place every June in the searing heat of an Umbrian summer, less than ideal for the heavy medieval costumes of jute, wool and velvet.

On initial inspection most participants seem indistinguishable from their ancient ancestors except for a few obvious signs which continuity failed to notice – designer watches, spectacles and some very good dentistry:

Bevagna FestivalBevagna FestivalBevagna Festival

The pictures pre-date full conversion to digital and were taken with a Minolta Dynax SLR and then transferred to Picture CD by Kodak; when edited I was amazed by just how low resolution the images are when compared to what the modern full frame DSLR manages to capture inside the camera – almost medieval.


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  2. Tish Farrell · June 3, 2013

    Especially like the last photo – lots of ‘antique’ texture.

    • northumbrianlight · June 3, 2013

      Thanks Tish – he looks very wistful, makes you wonder what he is thinking.

  3. lignumdraco · June 4, 2013

    Very atmospheric. Yes, the advantages of modern life!

    • northumbrianlight · June 4, 2013

      Many thanks – they certainly seem to have a very accomplished dentist in Bevagna.

  4. LaVagabonde · June 7, 2013

    This post didn’t show up in my reader! Just want to let you know.

    • northumbrianlight · June 7, 2013

      Many thanks for letting me know, probably accounts for the reduced number of hits. I see that bug occasionally with other posts in the reader – I will try raising with WordPress.

      • LaVagabonde · June 8, 2013

        This has been happening to a lot of bloggers, including me. WP support gives everyone the run around. Very frustrating.

  5. Graham Stephen · June 9, 2013

    Wonderful period feel

    • northumbrianlight · June 9, 2013

      Many thanks Graham and thanks for taking the time to look, much appreciated.

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