In tandem, I tailed one of our most oft-harassed characters; who does not have the advantages of speaking or facial expressions. Last year my troupe had to chase off a pack of wild things playing "let's-kick-the-person-with-no-peripheral-vision". This year, I told my cast member I would be watching and guarding, no argument. As the character traveled around the village, I would have the chance to capture interesting shots on the way. So I did, and my colleague survived unscathed (although I think someone snuck in an ass-grab as they passed).
Following is a compilation of the roof decorations of various structures around the MN Renaissance Festival. I liked using my telescope lens to view them up close, as they go unnoticed by the dusty crowds below them. Image and marketing copyrights belong to MNRF.
|Weather vane atop the Renaissance Museum and pub.|
|Unicorn impaled above a jewelry shop and pub.|
|Sassy fairy tempts you to buy glittery hair-thingies.|
|Jousting knight weather vane crowns a rooftop of a glass booth and pub.|
|On the same booth and pub, a dragon. Perhaps hiding from the knight.|
|Upper level of a crafter booth and pub.|
|Gable with myriad-colored shingles. Above the Greek food booth and pub.|
|Forbidden upper level of the Pavilion. And pub.|
|This knot inspired the whole series. Texture, symmetry, and utility all played parts.|
A hanging sign for the Ice Cream booth and pub.
|I bet this gable is painted *especially* for people to notice. I love nerds.|
|A tiny dragon issues forth above a leather shop and pub.|
|This crest of indeterminable provenance. Posted above a gypsy scarf shop and pub.|
|One of the many peaks of Bad Manor and pub.|
|A flower bed near the door--does a tiny gnome live above this crafter booth and pub?|
|Gargoyle on a pedestal.|
|Upper levels of Bakery Stage and knife-throwing booth and pub.|
|A rather odd species of booby has nested in the eaves.|
|Interior, exterior, and water wheel at the Paper-Making establishment and pub.|
|Hand-laid mosaic on the upper level of a glass booth and pub.|
|The darkened upper level of a garden ornament shop and pub.|
|An inspiring spire atop a children's costume shop and pub.|
|Slightly washed-out view of the cupola above the wooden sword booth.|
...there's no pub, because who would sell mead in a place filled with weapons?!