July 27, 2010

Feesten Fotos

Things got pretty crazy in Ghent last week with the festival. The Ghent Festival it's the largest open air and culture festival in Europe is known for their 10 days of partying that happens all over the city. This tradition dates back to the 18th century and is subsidized by the city!

What is a culture festival? Exactly what you think. There are musical acts of all kinds, carnival rides, a party atmosphere, food, beer, and thousands of people. In my opinion, it's not the best way to experience Ghent as a city, but it's a unique celebration and party atmosphere that lasts until the wee hours of the morning. And that in itself is a great experience.

A few photos to share from the revelry...
Gravensteen Castle in Ghent. 
This is an amazing set surrounding one of the stages in the city. This monstrosity of an artistic puppet audience was so fantastic and eerie to view in the night. It took my breath away.

This performer is supposedly Dutch and famous. He covered Bob Marley songs, and I really dug the choir of girls on stage. I want to be a singer, too!

The Belgians L-O-V-E to party, folks!

2:30 am - tree captures my attention.
3:30 am - the last of the revelers making their way home.

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