Thursday, October 10, 2013

Aloha to the Maryland Renaissance Festival - The Royal Court

The merriment continues at the Maryland Renaissance Festival (link). 

From this year's storyline (link),

The year is 1520. King Henry VIII with his Queen, Katherine of Aragon, and their royal court visit the village as part of their annual summer progress.

Joining the English Court are visitors from Ferrara and Mantua: Alfonso d'Este, Duke of Ferrara along with his sister, the famous Isabelle d'Este, Marchesa of Mantua, her sister-in-law Elisabetta Gonzaga, Duchesss of Urbino, and the great poet, Ludovico Ariosto. Ariosto plans to present a copy of his epic poem, Orlando Furioso, to the King.

The royal jesters brought smiles to the crowds.

The Duchess of Buckingham laughed with the crowd.    Her maid looks like the Vermeer's GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING (link).

The Duchess entertains a French nobleman.  Perhaps the witch below enjoyed herself too much!


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City


  1. What great pictures and costumes! Would have loved to attend with you.

  2. The costumes are amazing. Must be a lot of work.

  3. I love all the pictures, so many beautiful costumes. I particularly liked Henry and Katherine's costumes. I would give them a prize for this.

  4. Thank you for sharing these with us! I've had the best time looking at them. :)

  5. Love all the costumes. What a fun festival to go to and take photos at.