Saturday, 30 August 2008

"Lady of the Rings"







It has nothing to do with J.R.R. Tolkien's epos but it is a "Ringsteek" competition in Den Burg (Texel). There is not much to tell about it, have a look at the photos (more than usual but they belong together) and you see what it's all about. Is this a typical Dutch game or is it in your place too? This is my post #200, never expected to get this far.

27 comments:

dot said...

I've never heard of this game but given the opportunity I think it would be something I'd enjoy. Interesting pictures!

June said...

New to me too...

Kostas said...

Dear friend
a lot of works this time with my bees, keep me far from internet!
Your real treasure last posts. Amazing your journalistic photographs from the city with a lot of information!

Anna said...

Wow these are cool shots, tought to get that ring. I really love your horses photos, so animated. Anna :)

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

Great !!! Congrats with your 200 th post, beautiful evenement that ringsteken, never seen that...

gefeliciteerd met je 220 ste post, dat is heel getal voor 'post' "nooit gezien ringsteken' mooi evenement....

wishing you great sunny weekend!

GMG said...

Hi ! First of all many thanks for your comment on my post of 08.08.08 at 08h08 at Blogtrotter, now in Kos, Greece! It was great to read you there. Second, sorry for the long delay to come here, but August was a terribly busy month, as everybody else seems to be in vacation… ;))
Anyhow, I found sometime now to land here and enjoy your blog. Congrats on 200th!! Great treat!
Amazing game, quite fashion... ;)
Lovely pictures!
Wish you a great weekend!

Willem K. said...

Hello Dick,

Now I can see what you've been talking about. Beautifull pictures. But perhaps it is better to mention to the people that this is not the way we normally dress.

Aggie said...

Congrats on post #200. I'm up around 500, but I no longer keep Archives as it is too time consuming to weed them out later on.
Great photos. I haven't heard of the game, but I love the photo of the three horses ... they are gorgeous.

RuneE said...

Congratulation both with the £200 - and with the post as such. No, we don't have anything like that around here. Looks fun!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I've never seen or heard of this but it looks like fun! Fun to do and fun to watch and FUN PHOTOS, very nice! :-D

Donna said...

These are Wonderful!!! Love the Horses!!...Beautiful!hughugs

Donna said...

PS- Happy 200redth POST!! Congratulations on a Beautiful Blog Dick!!hughugs

Texel in vogelvlucht. Gerard said...

Leuke foto's. Vreemd dat niemand er ooit van gehoord heeft. Hebben we toch nog wat bijzonders. Ook gefeliciteerd met je 200ste Post. Zo ver ben ik nog niet, maar wie weet.
Ga zo door met deze kwaliteistsfoto's.

april said...

Ah, one lady was successful (and you too, taking her photo)

Middle Ditch said...

Congratulations Dick and what some lovely shots and as above said, one lady was successful.

I know about this game.

Dick I promised that I would find the answer to download (or upload) MD but I met the wrong daughter. However she said that you should burn them on a CD. Is this of some help? We are thinking of doing exactly that.

i beati said...

what fun like catching the brass ring on a carousel sk

Abraham Lincoln said...

I really like your photographs of this event. The concentration on the faces of the people is striking. Nice post. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

dot said...

Dick, Andrea is fine just real busy she says. I told her you asked about her.

ANNA-LYS said...

Congrats to Your 200:e post, little cyber brother ;-))

We don't have that game here in Sweden our Viking games are not that silent and pretty - we always scream sing or hit on something or someone ;-)

Andrea said...

I love these pictures.

Dot taol me you were checking up on me. I have been extremely busy but I have missed my blogging friends. Thanks for noticing I had not posted in a while.

kbguy said...

wow ! your photos are extremely super ! I like them alot !

Dina said...

Beautiful horses and people too. Mazal tov on your 200th post! Hoping to see many more hundreds of pictures of your life.

babooshka said...

New to me but great fun. Excellent images.

Amrita said...

Really enjoyed all these pictures

Blognote said...

I remember this game from when I lived in Holland (was born there).
You captured the right atmosphere in these excellent photos!!

Sunkyoung said...

Great to know this Dutch game. Congrats on your 200th post.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

How fun these are. Checking them out again.