Abbey Medieval Festival 2013

Abbey Medieval Festival 2013

Acouple of years ago, I acted on an off-the-cuff suggestion by a friend and made the journey about 30 minutes north of Brisbane to observe the unique annual historical event known as the “Abbey Medieval Festival”.

Trumpeted as “The REAL Medieval Experience”, the event, considered to be the largest of its kind in Australia, takes place over the course of a week with banquets, kids activities, and culminates in the final weekend’s “Medieval Tournament” featuring swordplay, jousting, battle re-enactments and other assorted medieval displays.

As you can imagine, and hopefully I demonstrated back in 2011, the spectacle is a bit of a treasure trove for weekend warrior photographers, so with the sun shining on another beautiful Winter’s day, Kirsten and I made the journey out to the eucalypt shaded fields of Abbeystowe and started clicking.

This year, I kicked things off with a small “portraiture project” seeking to capture a cross-section of the passionate individuals (and their elaborate costumes), who make this event what it is.

The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.
The medieval visual feasts of the Abbey Tournament and Festival.

 See also:

Abbey Medieval Festival 2011

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