One of the things I loved about living in Switzerland was all of the quirky celebrations. Sechselauten, Knabenschiessen, and the Klausjagen, to name a few. Fortunately, Somerville is more than happy to organize some public offbeat fun. There’s Honk, Porchfest, What’s the Fluff?, and, from what I can tell, the city’s first Tiny Tall Ships Festival.
So what is a Tiny Tall Ships Festival?
The Globe summed it up best:
The festival will feature miniature ships; hand-made sea monsters, mermaids, icebergs, submarines, and whales; and other floating sculptures that will be arranged in several “kiddie pools” spread out across the square.
And the Somerville Arts Council specifically said that costumes were welcome and encouraged. So clearly, this was an event for a pirate-loving girl. See photo at the very top.
This ship was the Vachette’s favorite. It captured her attention for quite a long time.
The Vachette was intrigued by the mermaid but would only approach her from the safety of her father’s shoulders.
Sadly, I don’t think this is an annual festival. But it sure was an awesome way to spend an afternoon.
For more (and better) TTSF pics, click here.