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August 27, 2010

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

In English:

Medieval knight tournament (jousting).

Every summer there are tournament in a small town called Hämeenlinna (one hour from Helsinki by car to the North) This is part of two days lasting Medieval markets. This small town is an excellent place to have the tournament because Hämeenlinna is famous for its medieval castle. I start my photos with presenting first knights and then showing action photos. Welcome to visit with me at the Middle age knight tournament in Hämeenlinna on Sunday the 22th August, 2010.

En español:

Torneo Medieval.

Cada verano hay una torneo en la pequeña ciudad de Hämeenlinna (una hora en carro al norte de Helsinki). Esta ciudad es un lugar excelente para tener un torneo porque Hämeenlinna es famoso por su castillo medieval. Me pongo mis fotos con la presentación de los caballeros y luego con acción. Bienvenido a visitar conmigo a este tourneo de edad media en Hämeenlinna.

En francais:

Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Chaque été, il ya des tournois dans la petite ville de Hämeenlinna (une heure en voiture de Helsinki vers le Nord). Cette ville est excellent endroit pour avoir du tournoi parce que Hämeenlinna est célèbre pour son château médiéval. Je commence mes photos à la présentation de chevaliers et puis acec l’action. Bienvenue faire une visite avec moi au tournoi du Moyen Âge à Hämeenlinna.

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval  knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

Medieval knight tournament / Torneo Medieval / Médiéval tournoi chevaleresque

27 Comments »

  1. This is a tremendous series of photos! I have never seen anything like this and I would love to see the tournament myself! It is obvious that those folks have put so much work into it. It is good to see that it was well attended.

    Comment by montucky — August 27, 2010 @ 07:30 | Reply

  2. Hi Montucky.

    Thank You. Yes, there are plenty of photos. I selected these from 455 photos I took. You are so right that they have put lot of work. I was very exciting when I saw this. I hoped that I would have lived at those days. Music at background was medieval style music, good anouncer with humor and all the people who lived with this spectacle with all of heart. Two of these guy are just now in Denmark participating tournament contest there.

    Updated: Monday morning 30th August, 2010.

    How those two guys came on in Denmark. Unfortunately, the horse of other guy got a sting from a lance and then the tournament was over for his part. The other guy was ranked to the seventh and that meant that he had to sit in auditorium, because six participants could continue.

    Anyway this was the first time when Sir Valette and Sir Radziwill participated to this kind of contest abroad. I wish better success to them next year.

    BTW, here is the link to the stables (English) which made this tounament true. One can find interesting things there:

    http://www.rohan.fi/eng/

    Happy weekend.

    Comment by sartenada — August 27, 2010 @ 12:32 | Reply

  3. What a spectacle – it was like watching a movie! Absolutely amazing photos of the action. The knights all looked the part and took their role very seriously. I was not too keen on the heads though. Like you, I think I would have enjoyed living in those times, but then I would probably have been one of the poor peasants and life would not have been so romantic.

    Comment by jackiequeen — August 27, 2010 @ 13:29 | Reply

    • Hello Jackie.

      I am glad that You liked my set of photos and experienced thru them this tournament.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by sartenada — August 27, 2010 @ 16:31 | Reply

  4. Les cavaliers ont bien du mérite avec leurs armures. Combat acharné et parfois sanglant, les figurants ont intérêt à se tenir à l’écart !!
    Bon week-end, Matti.

    Comment by Marion B. — August 27, 2010 @ 14:47 | Reply

    • Salut Marion.

      Merci beaucoup. J’y vois que tu sais beaucoup de l’histoire de Moyen âge.

      Bonne fin de semaine!

      Comment by sartenada — August 27, 2010 @ 16:35 | Reply

  5. Gorgeous photos! Definitely looks like something I’d like to experience.

    Comment by TBird — August 27, 2010 @ 20:25 | Reply

    • Hello Tbird.

      I thought before seeing this, that I have seen “all”, after seeing this tournament, I understand that in this world we have a lot of things to experience.

      Thank You commenting and taking Your time.

      Comment by sartenada — August 28, 2010 @ 07:34 | Reply

  6. Wow-wee! I agree with Montucky: “This is a tremendous series of photos!” What excellent shots and the action is stunning. I was studying closely the photos thinking… ‘What’s on the end of the guy’s lance?’ OH! Eww! I figured it out. I haven’t seen a medieval tournament in a very long time and nothing of this large scale. I would just love to attend a medieval knight tournament like this, and I would have a hard time photographing because I would be involved watching the action. Sartenada, thanks for sharing these wonderful photos.

    Comment by Anna — August 28, 2010 @ 00:32 | Reply

    • Hello Anna.

      I am glad that You enjoyed to take a tour to the “past” thru my photos. Photographing was not so easy, because I have not seen it earlier and then I did not know what will happen next. Also everything happened so rapidly.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by sartenada — August 28, 2010 @ 07:37 | Reply

  7. What a tournament! Splendid pictures. It’s seems so real, what a work they have done and also you to select this series out of the 455. Great.

    Comment by mijnnikonenik — August 29, 2010 @ 18:14 | Reply

    • Hello mijnnikonenik.

      I think that the amount 71 photos is enough to catch the feeling there was in this tournament. Anyway I am very glad that so many people liked my tournament photos.

      Comment by sartenada — August 30, 2010 @ 06:47 | Reply

  8. love the blog and all of the photos! In Oregon we have lots of Rodeos….no jousting that I know of….so it was a delight to see your photos!

    Comment by elizabethtool — September 6, 2010 @ 08:23 | Reply

    • Hello Elizabeth.

      Thank You. I would someday visit on Rodeos also. I think that might be an experience to be remembered rest of my life.

      Comment by sartenada — September 6, 2010 @ 16:00 | Reply

  9. Hi
    Finaly I could see them as came back from holiday to civilization with access to internet. Love the photos wish I was there. Is sir Radziwill polish by any chance?
    Take Care

    Edy

    Comment by edyandphotos — September 8, 2010 @ 13:55 | Reply

    • Hello Edy.

      Thank You visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

      No, I am so sorry. He is a Finn. Pseudoname, but very good one, I think.

      Happy blogging!

      Comment by sartenada — September 8, 2010 @ 14:15 | Reply

  10. GNARLY!!!

    Comment by inkity — September 9, 2010 @ 17:42 | Reply

  11. Wondeer!! Thank for the post and you nice blog. I hope to
    link a good news by Vaite in reanaissance and expecially medieval on
    Federico
    II mediueval period. It’s in Italian words and video about his history in
    Italy . Goog vision Jacopo Here is the link:

    http://notitiae.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/palio-del-ducato-di-eggi-%E2%80%93-iii-edizione-3-ottobre-2010/

    Comment by notitiae — October 6, 2010 @ 22:53 | Reply

    • Hello notitae.

      Thank You leaving Your comment and having Your time to check my blogs.

      Comment by sartenada — October 7, 2010 @ 06:34 | Reply

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  13. I love medieval events… Your photos are really excellent ! We had 2 medieval events in our city this summer. I’ll post the photos soon on Amunis.
    Unfortunately there were no horses. I really like your reportage here. Have a fantastic day🙂

    Comment by Tamara — November 9, 2010 @ 17:59 | Reply

    • Bonjour Tamara.

      To me it was the first time, but I guess that it was not the last time. I’ll check Your photos with great interest.

      Thank You for Your so nice comment.

      Comment by sartenada — November 10, 2010 @ 08:20 | Reply

  14. What a fantastic event! I am so glad I discovered this post. Great photos, well done the details are amazing, especially the action shots.

    Comment by Tokeloshe — October 28, 2014 @ 23:37 | Reply

    • Hello Linda.

      I am really glad that You saw this post. It was fantastic experience to see knights using lances in action. I took huge amount of photos if I remember correct. Thank You commenting.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 29, 2014 @ 11:12 | Reply

  15. Luckily this latest comment appeared on my mail….
    So I could visit this terrific post where everything is movement and action!
    Photographically speaking , it musn’t be so easy to obtain this results!
    Congrats!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — October 29, 2014 @ 11:24 | Reply

    • Chiao Anna.

      Thank You. I checked that my photos were from 2010 and I took 498 photos. My camera was at those days less than two years old and I just learned how to take many photos in one second. From those photos I selected then the “best” ones. I have a couple of posts about my granddaughter’s riding photos in which I used the same technique. She has her own mare. I am happy for Your praising comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 29, 2014 @ 11:53 | Reply


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