Performers At The Palais
Walking through the Midi-Pyrenees town of St. Girons several times each week, I am constantly on the lookout for posters advertising events and performances on the weekends.
Our Saturday morning walk contained surprises as we took our normal route through the gardens of the historic Palais Des Vicomtes (Palace of the Viscounts), a mere 4 blocks from our new apartment, and passed tents full of performers in costume as we headed toward the footbridge over the river that led to the weekend market area.
The performers were just getting ready to stroll through St. Girons as they gathered in front of one of their vans and I quickly snapped this photo.
Towering over her flock of admirers, I was amazed at how easily this painted, powdered, and bewigged creature could glide atop those stilts!
Across the bridge, into the old town, and through the streets they strode with a small band of musicians leading the way.
This lovely creature was quite obliging about posing for photos.
And here was one of the posters that suddenly appeared on Saturday. What fun these surprise events are!
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10/07/2012 at 12:17 PM