Thursday, December 8, 2011

Still Stilt Jousting

Today marks 600 years since a law was passed in Namur, Belgium,
banning stilt jousting. In a country prone to flooding, walking
and playing on stilts was probably quite common.
At today's festival, two teams of jousters will try to trip
and knock each other down until the last jouster
standing receives the highest honor, the Golden Stilt.