We then headed into the Old City and toured in the Christian Quarter. The Old City of Jerusalem is divided into four parts, the Muslim, Christian, Armenian and Jewish Quarters. The Renaissance Fair afforded Lisa and I an opportunity to see parts of the Old City that we had never before seen. We saw all sorts of costumed actors and enthusiasts partaking in the festivities. I could not help but notice that most of the actors were not as enthusiastic as would be expected. In retrospect, this was likely caused by the fact that we arrived to the Fair 45 minutes before it ended. At that point, the actors had probably all “had enough.” Although in retrospect it may not be fair to compare the actors to the enthusiasts. The non-actor enthusiasts were probably looking forward to this event for much longer than the actors were. I saw one man wearing metal armor - how often can he wear that when it is not the Renaissance Fair... not often - especially in Israel, where you need to go through metal detectors to go to the bus and train stations, malls and other large public buildings. Also, truth is, for those that know me well, I'd be the same way if Kenny Chesney or any American Country Music artist came to Israel - I'd be decked out in my country music getup hella quickly.
|This guy was on stilts when we arrived. He was an actor in the Fair|
|This guy however was just an over-enthusiastic Renaissance Man - he was not in the show.|
|He has a friendly side too|