Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Our Winter Holiday


We went to see grandma and granddaddy for a few days. We went sledging, it started snowing on our very first day, we had it well planned.
The puppet theatre on the fourth picture is a pretty amazing case. I don't know how common these are but this one hasn't changed since it started to play some hundred years ago. Same old puppets, same backdrops, same sound effects. The fairy tales are kind of classy and kids stamp their feet before beginning the same way like we used to do when we were little. The entrance fee was equal to 0,50 euro.
The interesting thing is that the theatre isn't considered rare, antique, unique or too old, although people are aware that it is old, but they don't go there for the antiquity of it. It is a theatre that has always been like that, it lives in no time and parents keep sending their kids there not because of tradition, but because there is nothing else there.

9 comments:

la casita said...

And is a good thing that it still exists...what granny is making? looks pretty good!

Bohemian girl said...

She is making donuts, marmelade in the middle and fried in oil.
They make them at the beginning of the carnivale, traditional meal for this time, but we eat them all year round.

francesca said...

A puppet theatre is a timeless form of entertainment.

at swim-two-birds said...

how romantic everything, the sledge, the theatre, the donuts ...
your little boy looks well pleased!

Juniper said...

What a nice collection of wintertime, and yes a puppet theatre is timeless and always entertaining to children, even in the modern computer rich days.

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jane said...

your images tell a beautiful story. besos!

likeschocolate said...

looks like you had a wonderful time. Have a great week!

Don said...

What a wonderful tradition!kabdu