Thursday, December 18, 2014

More on Escalade 2014 - Daytime

Now, what's this?
 Hmmm... where do I put this???

If you read the earlier post, you would have come across how Genevians celebrate Escalade...
 Along with all that seriousness, there is also some other playful side to Escalade. And one of this was is below.
 In 1602, the Savoys tried to scale the walls. And so, this ladder best represents that.
 Well, we're going to have cannon firing... how cool is that?
 No guns. Just swords...
 And knifes...
 Feels like something straight out of the 3 Musketeers, doesn't it?

 "What do you think with this crowd?"

 I like how straight his feather is... :)
 Mummy and Little One getting ready for that cannon to go off...
 "Right men, where do you think we should aim?"
Sadly, I took a video of it. So, no piccies of the cannon going off... 

Now, what's this?
 Marching band!

 Muskets here!
 "What are you looking at?"

 Ready...
 Aim...
 Fire...!
 Pipers wanted part of the action too...

 Swiss flag flying high as well...

 Even the scouts wanted to get into the fun! Imagine putting cream(?) on someone blindly... not a very enjoyable facial session I can guess.
 Right, helmets and body armour on display
 Ooooooh. Handculfs, Noose... enough said.
 Now, this is how this is use...
 Formations used.

 Frescoes ... But not too sure what are they as we came across them after leaving the secret passsageway that is only opened once a year during this celebration...

 See what I mean about everyone joining the festivities?
 Not too sure what these geese have their role in...
 Roads are closed in the old town to allow these gentlemen on horseback to make their visits. It's certainly very reminiscent of the old times...

The End.

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