Wander the Renaissance

IMG_1972 One of the highlights of summer for me each year is the Bristol Renaissance Faire.


Each weekend in July through August, visitors can stroll among street performers, attend a joust, and shop the wares of period themed vendors.















Dressing up is half the fun!  From lords and ladies to peasants and vagabonds, everyone gets into the spirit of the faire.  You may even see a woodland nymph or two.

IMG_2073 IMG_2017 Here I am in Ren attire waiting for the Fire Whip Show to begin.

R. Shannon Duval is a Ph.D in philosophy, Fulbright Scholar, second degree black belt in TaeKwonDo, and a national champion in kali arnis.  Known as "The Wonder Ninja" for her dual careers in philosophy and martial arts, Germ's Educational Director (and Consulting Editor of Germ U) has traveled to lands far and near, and has discovered that while the pen is mightier than the sword in all of them, swords are still an awful lot of fun.  She loves playing hide and seek in things that are bigger on the inside than the outside, simultaneously wielding distinctions and edged weapons, and pondering the original nature of snowmen. Have a great idea for using Germ in the classroom? Contact her at shannon@germmagazine.com



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