Day Six in Belgium- Part One

Welcome to Brussels in the year 1549!  This was a big day for me, so I have to divide the post up into two parts.  Here are scenes from the living history encampment on the Petit Sablon during the day.  I would have loved to take home one of the gowns, or maybe just wear one of them for the day.   🙂

The rest of the pictures portray daily life in 1549, and with many of them, I tried to compare them to paintings I saw at the Brussels Museum of Ancient Art in the morning before attending the Ommegang living history encampment.

An ironmonger (blacksmith)

A basket weaver (I thought the medieval glasses were quite unusual).

A wealthy nobleman or merchant kisses my hand.

French jousters parade on the Sablon before the tournament.

A lady of the nobility or wealthy merchant class bids me hello.

More everyday people and images of 1549.



I particularly love this last painting from the museum.  Look what I compare it to from the  living history encampment.  See you soon for Part Two of my post!


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