Sunday, February 15, 2015

Kurentovanje 2015 and a Winter Storm

 We headed out early on Saturday to go to Cleveland for the Kurentovanje Festival which we attended for the first time last year.  The weather forecast was for 28 degrees and an inch of snow.
By the time we reached Cleveland, we couldn't see the exit ramps on the road.

 The street lights were coated so you couldn't see the colors.  The temps had dropped 15 degrees in just one hour and the wind was whipping off the lake.

 In situations like this it is always smart to drive behind a salt truck!

 We arrived to find people in a very festive mood despite the weather.

 The hall was set up with vendors selling all sorts of wares.

 A mural of Slovenia hangs on the stage.

 The hot sauce this guy was selling set his hair on fire.

 This little girl, dressed in Slovenian garb, was dancing her heart out.  Click on any of these to enlarge.

 A taste of Slovenia for sale.

This food truck was parked outside.  I didn't buy any manna.  I'll show more tomorrow. I have many many photos to sort through.

10 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

GLAD you survived the drive there. We had whiteout conditions here. LOVE the guy with the burning hair. How clever. Looks like the perfect festival for a taste of Slovenia.

NanaDiana said...

I am glad you took the chance on driving the the show. It looks like it was wonderful. Hope you found a salt truck to follow home!

Same thing here. I drove in whiteout conditions for at least 60 miles yesterday. It was awful!!! xo Diana

Laurie M said...

the man with the cross bones on his jacket is very fitting for the hot sauce booth! The little girl is so cute, those festivals are always so interesting and seem to be such a great gathering of the culture,

Guillaume said...

Gorgeous pictures. As usual.

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

I'm not sure I would have driven anywhere in that kind of wetaher :-) But a festival is fun so perhaps if it was close :-)

I never pass a salt truck when the roads are slippery, I don't care how late I might be :-) I mean we all know how bad the road is as it is behind the salt truck and I can imagine how bad it must be in front of it :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love the hair-on-fire guy! We don't have salt trucks on the prairies. We use sand here because it's too cold for salt to work.

Robin Larkspur said...

Glad you survived the wretched conditions!
Love the fiery hair guy!
And the cute little dancing girl.
I enjoy your field trips very much.

Mary Ann said...

My brother in law is half Slovenian (speaks it) and half Italian (speaks it) and he and my sister frequently visited the old countries to see his cousins Slovenia is a beautiful country!

Barb said...

What a nice looking festival. Glad you made it home safely.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

The important thing is that you got home safe and sound. Whee..glad that's over. Now..more picture's you say?