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The game of Saint George
Tears of a Child
Between Black and Light
School
Beautiful Life
Little Dreamer
Playing Dress Up - Mesdemoiselles s'en mêlent...
D.
Kids Adventure
Childhood
A Kiss
The Wedding
An Almost Perfect Dinner
Mad World
Childhood
The Falconer

The game of Saint George

In this gallery, I want to share with you moments of life Moments that touched me Not reach the first page, just sharing of emotion. My moments in nature are in another gallery you know, I want to share here something other than flowers This game is played on the Trinity Sunday between 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm. It represents the fight between Saint George (the good) and the dragon (the evil). The fight is called Lumeçon. This name comes from the old French name Limaçon (old French name meaning a spectacle with horses that made circular movements.) The combat happens on the central square of Mons. The length of the dragon is about 10 meters. The end of his tail is covered with horses' hairs (mane). The dragon is displaced with the help of the white men (fr:Hommes blancs). Saint George is protected by the Chinchins who represent dogs. The dragon is helped by the devils (French: Les diables). Each devil is armed with a cow bladder full of air (the balloon in the past before plastic had been developed). With this weapon, they knock the Chinchins and the public that are placed all around the arena. The dragon fights Saint George by giving Tail attacks. The dragon gives also tail attacks in the public. So, the public is also an important participant in the fight! People try to take the mane of the tail because it gives luck for one year long. Finally, there are also the Leaf men (fr:Hommes de feuilles) that are covered with real leaves of ivy. They help the dragon by defending and supporting his tail. The combat is a high precision choreography. Saint George on his horse turns clockwise. And the dragon turns in the other direction. (This is a reference between the good against the evil). Saint George tries to kill the dragon with his lance but the lance always broke on the contact of the dragon's skin. Saint George uses a pistol and finally kills the dragon on the third try. It is 1 p.m., the participants leave the square, people rush in the arena to find the last lucky manes which have fallen on the ground. And the carillon of Mons rings.

Tears of a Child

Between Black and Light

Self portrait

School

Beautiful Life

Moment of joy A little boy smiling His joy reminds me that life is beautiful In this mad world

Little Dreamer

Playing Dress Up - Mesdemoiselles s'en mêlent...

D.

I go tomorrow to Paris for a few days Take care of you my friends See you soon Kisses ;-)

Kids Adventure

Childhood

A Kiss

The Wedding

An Almost Perfect Dinner

Mad World

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvu9C1GsXJ0 All around me are familiar faces Worn out places, worn out faces Bright and early for their daily races Going nowhere, going nowhere Their tears are filling up their glasses No expression, no expression Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow No tomorrow, no tomorrow And I find it kinda funny I find it kinda sad The dreams in which I'm dying Are the best I've ever had I find it hard to tell you I find it hard to take When people run in circles It's a very, very mad world mad world Children waiting for the day they feel good Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday Made to feel the way that every child should Sit and listen, sit and listen Went to school and I was very nervous No one knew me, no one knew me Hello teacher tell me what's my lesson Look right through me, look right through me And I find it kinda funny I find it kinda sad The dreams in which I'm dying Are the best I've ever had I find it hard to tell you I find it hard to take When people run in circles It's a very, very mad world ... world Enlarge your world Mad world

Childhood

The Falconer

The Falconer with a Kestrel