Jorvik Viking Festival by fishers

Jorvik Viking Festival

A look back a few years at another of the annual festivals held in York, and this time it is the Jorvik Viking Festival, usually held over the February school half term, and recreating all things Viking, but sadly not in 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Events usually take place in various squares and green spaces around the city centre. Here, a few years ago, outside the castle museum, amongst a display of Viking crafts, was this wood turner.

Sorry for my absence for the last couple of days, I was not feeling at my best after my Covid-19 vaccination. It seems I am one of a small minority to suffer a little more than a sore arm afterwards. Still, It's done and it feels like a big step forward towards whatever the new normal becomes.

Ian
Glad you’re back :)
Interesting shot and description
February 22nd, 2021  
I hope you feel better soon, but how lucky you are to have the vaccine already.
I love the foot driven lathe and would love to see it in action.
February 22nd, 2021  
Hope you feel better soon! I visited the Jorvik Viking Festival a looooooooong time ago, it was a great experience. Ah, the memories...
February 22nd, 2021  
A super capture
February 22nd, 2021  
He doesn't look that happy with his job :)
(ps- hope you feel better soon)
February 22nd, 2021  
Super capture, he looks like he wishes he had an electric bench!!

Sorry you have felt a bit low, if it’s any consolation we too had symptoms for a couple of days. Headaches, shivers, flu like symptoms and I had stomach ache apparently another symptom. We are both ok now.
February 22nd, 2021  
such fun
February 22nd, 2021  
Great capture of details in this shot...I hope you are feeling better. Many have complained of feeling quite ill after their second shots but recovered within 24 to 48 hours.
February 22nd, 2021  
He looks like an interesting character. What a great event. We also have history events in our market square.
February 22nd, 2021  
Great shot of the viking man and the event.
(We have often you weather a day after. West winds bolws it to us ) .
February 22nd, 2021  
Great capture Ian. Sorry to hear your vaccination left you feeling under the weather but things should be looking up going forward. I get my shot in April, hopefully without the after effects you suffered.
February 22nd, 2021  
Jo
Great capture - hope you are feeling much better
February 23rd, 2021  
Such an amazing machine he has set up.

Sorry to hear about your side effects, we started our vaccine program yesterday and I get mine tomorrow, I hope all goes well.
February 23rd, 2021  
I always find these re-enactment things fascinating. Congratulations on your vaccine!
February 23rd, 2021  
Great shot. It must be very exciting and interesting to attend these Viking festivals. Was the Covid jab your first one? My son, as a doctor, was a front-liner for the injections - the first jab did no effect his wellbeing at all but the effects of the second one put him down for a couple of days. I'm still waiting for my turn.
February 23rd, 2021  
Glad you're feeling better now, great shot and narrative
February 23rd, 2021  
@yoland @dide @monicac @carolmw @pdulis @craftymeg @koalagardens @seattlite @busylady @pyrrhula @cdcook48 @jo38 @kjarn @peadar @sangwann @bybri

Thank you all for your lovely comments and favs, they are very much appreciated.

Thank you too for your good wishes, the after effects of the vaccine seem to have cleared ok after a couple of days discomfort. Well worth it to take another big step towards the new normal. That was my first dose, second one is booked for early May. Katharine had her first jab a week before me, but she had a different vaccine and no side effects apart from a slightly sore arm.

Several of you commented on the serious expression of our Viking. Judging by the serious weapons carried by other Vikings, and the violence of their combat, perhaps this Viking had every reason to look serious!

Ian
February 23rd, 2021  
Oh dear, I hope you have recovered from the Covid-19 vaccination.
wonderful to see the old trades are still used. Must be fascinating to view. Thanks for sharing
February 25th, 2021  
@ninaganci

Thank you Nina, it was only a couple of days that the vaccine affected me, and it feels so much better to have had it done!

Ian
March 2nd, 2021  
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