I would trade all the days from this day to that....  

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
3114 posts
5/19/2005 9:31 am

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I would trade all the days from this day to that....

Art most certainly is not what it use to be. Medieval times were truly amazing! Most of the armor that knights wore was specially crafted for them along with their swords. What I would not give to live in such a time where romance, honor, and chivalry were in bloom. Not only are the warrior and knightly arts no longer practiced, but there are very few who have the ability to craft such magnificent armor anymore.

Despite the shorted life span and diseases that existed… I would gladly trade my modern existence for a older one.

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
5/19/2005 6:58 pm

I have traveled along the Rhine in Germany. You would love it.

Also, while not a battlefield, the Louvre has an awesome collection of all things medieval. I spent an entire afternoon looking at weapons and armor in there. Plus a day and a half looking at the art of those times. Be sure to check it out if ever you get to Paris.

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
5/19/2005 2:29 pm

I know, that is my dream vacation. To travel and visit the battlefields and castles.

I want to do it all at once though and that is why it is my dream vacation. I would like to get some money saved and take two months or so off of work later in life when I have a family and we can all site see and travel the places together.

There is a lot to see, so I want to make sure I have the time to actually see it without rushing like crazy.

I also collect armor and swords. I favor the Katana the most, but I love a scottish two-handed claymore as well.

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
5/19/2005 1:13 pm

I think the purpose hasn't changed. We want to go on breathing as long as possible in the majority of cases.

Also, as I am sure you are aware, only the elite few were able to afford the price of these armor suits.

I would say one significant difference between the modern and the medieval was the simplicity of life. Peasants had a tough life, but they didn't have to make too many complicated decisions to get through a day.

A simpler life sure has a powerful call. I have felt it also.

freetime648 52F

5/19/2005 1:10 pm

Mystic, I live in Germany and through travelling all over, there are multitudes of castles you can tour. Most of which are loaded with swords and armor that would have you in knots. In Cochem, Germany, they have a set of armors that are very unique. Along with the craftmanship of them, which is totally amazing, one is made for the average sized man. 5'8", I believe, the other is exceptionally unique because it was made for a man that was well over 6 feet tall. Unusual for that time, but it was specially made and is the highlight of the castle. If you ever have a chance to tour Europe, do it, for the medieval aspect if not anything else. They even do medieval dinners/tours EVERYWHERE, and not like the ones in the states. They are 180% true to the time. It is beautiful and amazing. Just thoguht I would let ya know, sorry I rambled on.

xx FREETIME648 xx

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
5/19/2005 12:00 pm

LOL "Just like the IRS"... I totally agree!

Even as a peasant, I would still be happier then. There was more purpose back then... I can not say that for the now.

mi_mwpm 51M

5/19/2005 10:51 am

Where, unless you were from the right family, you would have likely toiled in the fields, eeking out a starving existance while your Lord took half of what your produced in tribute.... oh wait, just like the IRS.

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