Boston Fashion File XLV

Inigo Montoya edition.

Well, occasionally Wrong Side of the Camera travels. As we’ve seen in the past year, Wrong Side of the Camera has gone to the Cayman Islands and Chile. Well, this time this wanderer stayed a bit closer to home. It is summer in New England and that means lobster rolls, homemade ice cream and road trips.

In 2011, I realized that summer in Boston is absolutely a magical thing. I had a taste of this when I went to the Cape during the summer as a kid, but working in a school fun of teenagers, I started to really experience summer again and do things I absolutely loved. Added to that, the aforementioned road trips. Every weekend in the summer I’m traveling from one place to another, enjoying another adventure.

This weekend Wrong Side of the Camera visited this insane place called Hammond Castle. I guess this should really be Gloucester Fashion File, but hey, Boston is our editorial home, so Boston it is. Anyway, I rolled up to Hammond Castle with my friends. For a bit of introduction, John Hammond was an insanely rich inventor of many things including the remote control, so he made a house that looked like a cross between a Venetian palazzo and the interior of a medieval times restaurant. More on that whole thing in an upcoming entry. Anyway, so we roll up and discover people dressed in all kinds of corsets and leather things that look interesting but really uncomfortable. We all look at each other and think “yes, yes, this is for us.”

We spent a couple of hours wandering around Hammond Castle, exterior and interior, mingling with the characters. We learned about sword fighting, hence the sub-title Inigo Montoya edition. There was singing, there was dancing, comedy, guitar playing, over priced lemonade and a man asked if I wanted him to take his pants off for his photo. A more perfect Sunday could not have been created.

Grab your sword Inigo and let’s go to Hammond Castle and find that six fingered man!!!!

Have fun storming the castle!!!

gloucester hammond castle exterior man playing guitar

gloucester hammond castle exterior performer man woman

gloucester hammond castle exterior performer with feet

gloucester hammond castle exterior performers

gloucester hammond castle renaissance fair boy playing the violin with hula hoop

gloucester hammond castle renaissance fair man in leather outfit

gloucester hammond castle renaissance fair man in quilt with shield

gloucester hammond castle renaissance fair man in quilt

gloucester hammond castle renaissance fair man in red cape

gloucester hammond castle renaissance fair man playing guitar

gloucester hammond castle renaissance fair man playing the guitar

gloucester hammond castle renaissance fair man with rabbit

gloucester hammond castle renaissance fair people in armour

gloucester hammond castle renaissance fair swordfight

gloucester hammond castle renaissance fair woman in bustier

gloucester hammond castle renaissance fair woman in feather outfit

gloucester hammond castle renaissance fair woman in quilt

gloucester hammond castle renaissance fair woman with leather outfit

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