Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Perkeo

Perkeo is back !


The small man Perkeo (Pankert Clemens, or according to other sources, Giovanni Clementi) was born 1702 in Salurn and died around 1773/80. In about 1720, Prince Philip took an interest in Pankert, and brought him along to the Heidelberg Castle. Here he was initially court dwarf, then steward and butler.
Font: Wikipedia.
 
In these days Perkeo came back to his hometown.
He got the keys of the city and was greeted and celebrated by the residents.
 

















(Salurn, Carnival 2012)


Visit Perkeo's Club Homepage (German and Italian only)

16 comments:

Gunn said...

Great event AND great images!!:)

Perler på snor / Dorthe DK said...

Thank you, Karl. For great entertainment. Beautiful pictures. You must have had so much fun!

:-) Dorthe

AL said...

This look like a fun and crazy festival Karl...a perfect way to help you survive the rest of winter. Superb photos as always, and a great 'report'.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Looks like Perkeo is very happy to be back Karl haha! It seems that great fun is being had by one and all!

Sharon said...

Wow, what a fun ride that was!! You have some great shots of all the activities. I certainly would have been a bit surprised if I had run into those vehicles on the road with no explanation of what was going on.

Lowell said...

Omigod! What a party! What a festival. I can't say enough good things about your photos...they are perfect in every respect and so good that one feels like he/she was actually present.

Jack said...

You offer us a collection of photos today, to give us a complete flavor of the event. I saw Perkeo at Heidleberg Castle in December! Took his photograph, too.

Kathy said...

I think it must be a fun celebration. For a minute I thought maybe you were in New Orleans at Mardi Gras!

Karl, I am making an exception to a statement I made earlier this week. I urge you to remove the verification requirement from your blog as I and many others out there in blogland have decided we will no longer comment on blogs which have these ridiculous phrases which are often nearly impossible to read. It is way too time consuming when you have to try over and over again. I removed it from my blog a year ago and I have not received one spam entry. You can put an owner moderation so the comments must be approved by you before appearing on your blog but I don't even think that is necessary. I hope I will be able to comment on your lovely site in the future. With best regards, Kathy.

Dina said...

Wow, this is really "something else"! It is new to me. Thanks for the great introduction to Perkeo.

Karl said...

Done! Many thanks Kathy for your notification, I could not remember that I had this setting on my blog.
You are right, the new word verification codes are almost impossible to read.

Karl said...

I was almost sure that you had him photographed in Heidelberg.

JM said...

Great post! Love the portrait on top.

JM said...

Great post! Love the portrait on top.

Anonymous said...

great pictures karl! thank you!! if you want to come to the perkeo-parade, next one will be in 2014.everyone is very welcome :-) (www.perkeo.org)

Anonymous said...

my fully respect .... the pics are fantastic, but also the festival was it ... the local Vernatsch (red wine) was verry good and the paticipants of the carneval were lovely ....
Thanks Karl ...
I invite officially oll bloggers out there to this unique event ... next carneval 2014 Perkeos Maschggra Salurn | Salorno Südtirol Italy ....
further informations don't hesitate to contact us .... info@perkeo.org ...

der Perkeo lebe hoch!!!!!!

Jack said...

Karl, I saw this link on your page while I was visiting today's post. Even though I commented last year when you posted it, I want to tell you again that the photographs in this series are fabulous. I would love to be there when the parade is held.

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