15-02-07

Een late Valentijn - A late Valentine

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23-06-06

The joust (5/5) (Steekspel Brugge 2006)

 

 

The Liebaarts and the Leliaarts  (1302)

The Liebaarts : “The supporters of the count of Flanders were called the Liebaarts. The word has a heraldic origin and means as much as lion or leopard. The coat of arms of the count of Flanders depicts a black lion on golden field. In the beginning only the Flemish nobility supported the count. As feudal lord, he tried to limit the power of the cities as much as possible. The commoners became Liebaarts at the French occupation of Flanders. At that time their strive was the same as that of the count: to keep Flanders free of French occupation.”

The Leliaarts : “This was the name of the supporters of the French king and French affairs in Flanders. The name is derived from the golden lilies on blue field in the French king's coat of arms. The Leliaarts used the lily as ornament in their houses and this primarily caused them this name. Most of them were rich patricians who had trade monopolies and therefore didn't wish the count's interference in their business. Therefore they turned directly towards the French king.”

 

Source : de Liebaart vereniging

 

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21-06-06

The joust (4/5) (Steekspel Brugge 2006)

 

… 704 years ago, take a step back when these knights are passing and watch them from a safe place.

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17-06-06

The joust (3/5) (steekspel Brugge 2006)

 

For the amusement of the public, but 704 years ago …

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16-06-06

The joust (2/5) (steekspel Brugge 2006)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In case you got curious :

Info about Flanders anno 1302, from clothes, weapons and food till the complete history of the Battle of the Golden spurs  :  the Liebaart organization.

Info over Vlaanderen anno 1302; van kleding, wapens en voeding over wapenschilden tot de volledige geschiedenis van de Guldensporenslag : de Liebaart vereniging

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15-06-06

The jousting tournament in Brugge : two stories

 

Well, there are two stories I can tell you about the jousting tournament in Bruges.  You may skip the first one.

 

1. It was a 30 € - disappointment for me because it was not what they had announced it would be.  The market wasn’t turned into a big swamp with natural obstacles, but into a small sand arena.  When the horses started riding, they already had to stop again.  There were no medieval Ladies. That the actors were world class and did spectacular stunts in movies as ‘The gladiator’,  yes I believe that, but their acts were very short and not fluently successive.  It was like you saw very short fragments of a movie and then what the actors did in between as well, and this narrated together by a circus presenter instead of by a storyteller.

History was done wrong and a battle and his fighters - late 13th century, period of a French capture of Flanders,  Guldensporenslag in 1302 : Flemings fight for their independence (and win !), two heroes from Bruges : Pieter De Coninck (a weaver) and Jan Breydel (a butcher) - were a bit ridiculised , at least in my eyes.  The huge white and the black screen in the background were very disturbing for getting good photos.

 

2. BUT let me zoom in on the show...
 
 

... and tell you a photo story of excitement, fights and heroes !!

“So please, ladies and gentlemen, enjoy the fight.  And we need your support ! So, when the Flemings fight, what can I hear ?”  YEAH, VLAANDEREN DE LEEUW (Flanders the lion), HOERA (huray), VOORUIT (go for it), (YOU CAN DO IT) ! (very loud)  “And what do I hear when a Frenchman is on the winning hand ?”  BOOH, BOOH (very loud too)   “Yes, you are a great audience !”

 

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10-06-06

Jousting tournament in Brugge today, report starts on thursday

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