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The Middle Ages (68) : Court Jester

The Middle Ages (68) : Court Jester

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Mark Billiau.

World Member, region Antwerp, Belgium

The Middle Ages (68) : Court Jester

This series is an attempt to illustrate how life was going on in the Middle Ages.

Each castle had a court jester, whose unrewarding task it was to please and entertain the Lord and Lady of the castle.
If his performance was weak and moderate, he could end up in the dungeon.....

The colourful court jester in my shot was also an extremely talented bagpiper !

Photographed at medieval festival of castle Franchimont (Belgium).


For now, this is the last picture of this series, maybe next year there will be a sequel.
Thanks for all comments.

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Comments 34

  • Reinhard S 17/01/2018 11:42

    Your middle age series is amazing.
    The models all seem to be more than eager to cooperate!
    Best regards, Reinhard
  • norma ateca 01/12/2015 8:06

    Herrlich wunderschön zu sehen LG Norma
  • Günter Nau 17/02/2014 17:00

    Mir gefällt Deine Aufnahme wirklich sehr gut, da paßt alles: Motiv, Belichtung, Schärfe, Perspektive
    sind perfekt gewählt.
    Liebe Grüße Günter
  • Lene Thomsen 14/02/2014 16:16

    What a festive cousin :-) colorful and happy - and thus your photo :-)

  • Wendy de With 13/02/2014 23:43

    Interesting portrait, very well captured.
    Regards, Wendy
  • aline64 10/02/2014 11:08

    Un autre portrait haut en couleurs de ce personnage
  • Arnd U. B. 10/02/2014 10:02

    Der Hofnarr sieht prächtig aus. Eine ganz feine Aufnahme. LG Arnd
  • Lawson McCulloch 09/02/2014 20:46

    I hope it sounded as good as it looks Mark.
    best wishes,
  • carinart 09/02/2014 16:06

    Ein tolles Kostüm und eine prima Aufnahme!
    l.G. Karin
  • Mariechen König 09/02/2014 13:56

    Tolles Kostüm-
    die Farben gefallem mir!
  • TeresaM 08/02/2014 23:59

    Excellent regard !
    Belle et originale vision.
    Bon dimanche :-)
  • Alfred Schultz 08/02/2014 17:08

    He looks very international with his Asian
    yellow face and the Scottish bagpipe.
    Once more: cellent image quality.
    Greetings - A.
  • s. sabine krause 08/02/2014 14:25

    i guess a second talent – being an excellent bag piper! – comes in handy. and who knows, one day, when his jests are lame and the king not amused, a quick tune on his bag pipe might save him from ending up on the gallows… ; ) great capture once again, mark! the dopey look created by the make-up is making me smile! greetings, sabine.
  • EdelS 08/02/2014 12:13

    Ein klasse Doku zeigst Du hier mit den schönsten Fotos! Liebe Grüße Edel
  • K.-H.Schulz 08/02/2014 9:41

    Das ist exellent