Mittwoch, Februar 20, 2008

fasnacht

Hi guys! I'm back... but only for a second.

Had a little cold and flu last week, but too much work and stuff to stay in bed and take care of myself. Puh, life is hard :)
Early tomorrow morning I'm heading to England for a marriage (no not mine, lol). So you see I'm pretty overloaded at the moment. But I thought I must write a little post to show you I'm still alive! So see now what amazing things happend here :)

Like every year and everywhere, there's 'fasnacht' here in Switzerland. Carneval. Comes from the very old days, to expel the winter (see Wikipedia if you don't know it). All parts of Switzerland have very different customs and traditions to celebrate it. This year I went to the county Basel Land, to the small town Liestal to be exact. There they make a big 'fire parade'. A fire parade all along through the little town. More than 300 men carry heavy brooms in full fire. Crazy bastards!!! And there are biiiiig burning wagons, also set on fire, driving through town. It's just a fantastic event and thousands of people are watching it every year. Pretty dangerous... no one knows why never something bad happend... (even thought there are hundreds of fireguards watching the szene off course).

Just have a look at this. It's just a collection of pictures and a little film. I will edit it when I'm back home and have more time and power.

Take care and see you next week!


The wooden brooms are ready for the night



hundreds of men walk with their fires


A burning wagon comes down the hill ...
... passes the gate of the tower...
... and enters the thight city streets! Unbelivable!!
What a crazy night!!

video

9 Comments:

At 3:35 vorm., Februar 21, 2008, Blogger Steph said...

Have fun in old blighty!

 
At 4:18 vorm., Februar 21, 2008, Blogger Keshi said...

An English wedding? WOW nice. Hv a great time and come bak with lotsa pics.


**Switzerland

I so wanna visit the place. If I come there wud u take me ard? :)


Nice fire pics...


TC n be bak soon!
Keshi.

 
At 6:54 vorm., Februar 21, 2008, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

I don't know DM, just looks like a soccer game to me!!

 
At 11:55 nachm., Februar 21, 2008, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Feure Frei

 
At 4:42 vorm., Februar 23, 2008, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

You fired yet???

 
At 6:38 vorm., Februar 25, 2008, Blogger Keshi said...

come bak! :(

Keshi.

 
At 3:17 nachm., Februar 27, 2008, Blogger Mone said...

Jeezus, I never thought that the swiss men were that crazy! I think I'll have to check out Switzerland :)

 
At 5:39 vorm., Februar 28, 2008, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Hope you got that flu under control!!

 
At 10:12 nachm., April 28, 2008, Blogger Justine said...

what sort of camera are you using again? really great photos...

 

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