Saturday was the annual Renaissance festival which is always quite an extravagant experience. It's so interesting to immerse yourself in one of history's most famous time periods. One thing is for sure, it's a nice "place" to visit, but I'm sure glad I didn't live through that. Can you imagine? The outfits were incredibly heavy, the people seemed so rowdy (like, more than they are now and most likely super smelly) and any attempt at disobedience would probably land you in the guillotine (even though, you know, it kinda wasn't invented yet but I'm sure they had torture systems that were just as horrible...)
When I think of the Renaissance, of course the main thing I think of is the art, particularly Leonardo Da Vinci. It was so weird- while I was at the festival, a plane flew over and I remembered how Da Vinci had invented one of the first flying machines. I couldn't help but smile and wonder what he would've thought about the fact that here in 2016 we are celebrating the Renaissance period AND that airplanes are a major part of our lives. Crazy, right?
I wonder if 400 years from now, they'll have a festival to celebrate the 21st century...what would THAT be like, I wonder?