• Postcards from Life

    Idstein Hexenmarkt

    Today the adventure takes us back to Idstein, to one of my favorite events-the Hexenmarkt! Hoping to meetup with friends I wandered around for a minute and enjoyed the area surrounding Burg Idstein.  Around the corner I discovered an archery demonstration! I love the musicians of all ages, the performers, the interesting wares, the festive spirit of the whole affair!  There is something for everyone and it is pretty laid back, even when the crowds show up. The icing on the cake would have to be the festival’s good sense of humor.  No one here is afraid to enjoy themselves while in character, and Idstein has quite a few characters……

  • Weekly *Winks*

    Where we wandered in April 2015

    Dear April, With camera in hand I went out with an intention of taking pictures of our life with you. I discovered that a nice camera doesn’t mean you will instantly have better pictures. It did provide a better quality and in a way it was therapeutic for me. And as an art form – a way for me to express what I see. As enjoyable as it was, it was equally frustrating to see something and miss capturing the right moment. Around the 2000th shot, I decided I was making the process too difficult by trying to capture the perfect moment. Mostly because I wanted to keep all of…

  • Postcards from Life

    Witches Market in Idstein

    Dear Winkie, When I heard about this Medieval Hexen Market in Idstein my interest immediately perked up. How would this be different than any of the other weekly or weekend markets? On April 11th we decided to see for ourselves and entered the palace’s outer courtyard.  Immediately we went to the left and were greeted by food, drink, and vendors displaying their wares… To add to the festive nature of the affair were those who demonstrated their craft. If you are looking for some homemade items, you should really come here! Sadly, I did not budget well for this. Much to the delight of my husband, I had to pass…

Pin It on Pinterest