Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July 2014 Theme Day: Celebrating Summer




The summer is really celebrated in South Tyrol.
There are so many events, festivals, concerts, theater performances...
The most popular, however, are the "Wiesenfeste" (meadow festivals), with music, dance, entertainment, games, good food and drink.
Here are two photos of a "Wiesenfest" in Gargazon / Gargazzone.

If the weather is uncertain, then a large tent is pitched, and then it becomes a "Zeltfest" (tent festival).
Tomorrow I'll show you a few pictures of a "Zeltfest".
(It is the same as a "Wiesenfest", only in a big tent).

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20 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Na das ist ja auch schön aber ganz anders als in Versailles!

Stuart said...

Looks like fun. I really like that portrait of the young guitarist !

Stefan Jansson said...

A fine candid portrait. Nice dress to go with the guitar!

Arija said...

Sieht recht gesellig aus. Ich erinnere mich wohl an das Sonnwendfest in Hintertiersee. Die Kapelle was das Hintertiersee Quintett, alle sieben Mann . . . selten haben wir so geschmunzelt.
Auch all die Sonnwendfeuer auf den Höhen über Innsbruck sind noch frisch in meiner Erinnerung nach so vielen Jahren.

Jack said...

Wonderful, Karl. There aren't many things more fun that summer outdoor concerts and festivals.

Revrunner said...

Would that the whole world could pause for just a moment to celebrate summer. :-)

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful way to celebrate summer!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Super summer shots Karl, does it get very hot in Bolzano in the summer ?

Daryl said...

a perfect illustration of summer celebration

Karl Demetz said...

Yes, it does, Bolzano is one of the hottest cities in Italy in the summer.
(and one of the coldest in the winter).

Sharon Anck said...

When I was visiting Italy two years ago we stumbled on to a "Cherry Festival" and walked around the grounds to enjoy the fun.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Excellent choices for the theme day, love it!

Tanya Breese said...

these are great karl! i love things like this!

Halcyon said...

Anything can become a festival in German! It looks like the people are really having a good time here. Hope you enjoyed the Tent or Meadow fest too! Nice choice for the theme day.

VP said...

This is how I would like to celebrate summer!

LOLfromPasa said...

This looks like great fun! Love the top shot.

Jim said...

Great theme day shots.
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Buck said...

I wish we had Wiesenfesten here, especially after seeing your photos!

William Kendall said...

That singer has a great smile!

Hilda said...

That looks and sounds like so much fun!

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