SANTHMOOT 1665 PHOTO ALBUM OVERVIEW, WEEK II

OVERVIEW - FURTHER ARRIVALS - SALZBURG INVASION - MUNICH AWAITS!
BAVARIAN EXPLORATION - LAST ARRIVALS - THE FINAL DAYS

In the Santhmoot 1665 Photo Album we have put together all kinds of pictures you need to keep your memories of this unique gathering alive. If you weren't there yourself you'll also get a thorough overview on everything you've missed - and we hope that if you look at all these pictures it makes you feel as if you were there with us, enjoying each other's company. But maybe next time, who knows? - At any rate: Have fun with the Santhmoot Photo collection, Week II!

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I. FURTHER ARRIVALS (24 PICS)
The first days of Santhmoot were over and while Aran and Rayne had already left and Fluffy was also already preparing his departure, a bunch of new Santharians made it to Talia's home. Our next guests were Artemis (UK), horse-fanatic and mighty Queen of the continent of Aeruillin, master-artist Faugar (Poland) and Dalá'Valannía (Singapore), one of the first Santharian members ever and famous especially for her Katya Dragonseeker stories or her entertaining Letters of an Erpheronian Noblewoman. More members would arrive now daily and Talia's house turned bit by bit into a chaos area. But at the same time the fun increased of getting to know all the various faces behind the Forum posts.
 

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II. THE SALZBURG INVASION (36 PICS)
Artemis, Fluffy, Talia and Artimidor had already visited Munich on a day-long trip, but unfortunately they failed to take their camera with them (pictures of another Munich trip will come later!). The next city therefore should be conquered with this evidence producing important tool in hand! This time armed with the proper equipment the group therefore moved out to set a foot on Austria, on Salzburg, to be precise, once home of the famous composer Austrian Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and now mainly a place to buy Mozartkugeln (which does NOT translate properly to "Mozart's balls"!) at every corner. A walk through the inner town including the well-known Getreidegasse, a visit to the fortress Feste Hohensalzburg and the Salzburg Cathedral were part of the invasion plan.
 

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III. MUNICH AWAITS! (36 PICS)
Having just returned from Salzburg another arrival was to be celebrated: Gean Firefeet, our accordeon master, from the Netherlands, finally joined the rest of the group! Together with him Artimidor, Faugar, Dalá and Aran set out to pay Munich another visit, while Talia took Artemis to another riding opportunity, and this time we had the camera with us at both events! Munich was rainy this day, but we had a nice day in the center of the town and in the Residenz of Munich, once home of Dukes, Electors and Kings, a castle with 130 pompuously decorated rooms and a huge treasury to gaze at. Enjoy the stroll through Munich with us!
 

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IV. BAVARIAN EXPLORATION (36 PICS)
Now that we had already seven Santharians in one place at the same time (but still more to arrive!), it was time for a grand Bavarian tour... With Talia as guide a long day lay in front of us with lots of things to discover! Like for example the falconers' show at the Falkenhof of Castle Rosenburg, the stalactite cave at the Schulerloch, the Freedom Hall near Kelheim. Then we travelled via ship on the Danube to the monastery Weltenburg harbouring a famous brewery with typical Bavarian beer and finally visited the remnants of the Roman castle Abusina in the Altmühltal, built in the year 80 before Christ. We had a lot of fun together I can assure you, even though our feet were pretty tired at the end of the day!
 

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V. FINAL SANTHMOOT ARRIVALS (36 PICS)
Santhmoot is already slowly nearing its end, but in the last days three more newcomers join the team: Thuja, arriving from Switzerland, and Bard Judith and her sister Alysse from Canada! During another walk through the town of Landshut we got some presents for our great host, Talia, then decided to try our hands on a joined pizza producing operation, followed by vivid discussions on Santharian topics. Inspired by the success of our cooking abilities, we brewed another meal in the cauldron over a fireplace on the next day and had lots of fun together in the process. Whenever there was time our musicians Aran, Gean, Judy and Alysse made sure to entertain us accustically while Judy's self-made "Game of Four Houses" card game (based on pictures made by our artists) was tested extensively for playability. - What more can I say? I wish we would have had just a few more days together in this constellation!
 

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VI. THE FINAL DAYS (30 PICS)
The final days of Santhmoot 2005 were still filled with action - be it with photo shootings in Talia's garden, watching another medieval music performance at the Landshuter Hochzeit (it was quite rainy that day, though) or eating and drinking Bavarian specialities, and a last group of us watched the jousting tournament. Finally on Saturday we had another big dinner we all enjoyed greatly. This time we were a bunch more Santharians than the first time, so we also held a Bardic Circle the last night, singing songs and telling tales, to finally seperate on Sunday. But we didn't leave without making further plans for more Santharian meetings to come...
 

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