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Spring is Coming

March 18, 2013

Last Saturday, near home, the city of Gières organized a spectacle to celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of spring.

A local artist created a huge leprechaun representing the winter.

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Leprechaun — Printemps de Gières © Jeff Mesnil

A local troop of jugglers, "les Lutins Farceurs", gave a representation after sunset. Their make-up was very well made, they looked half-elves half-daemons.

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Les Lutins Farceurs — Printemps de Gières © Jeff Mesnil

Kids were both frightened and in amazement looking at them, especially when they were jumping using stilts and going incredibly high with them.

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Les Lutins Farceurs — Printemps de Gières © Jeff Mesnil

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Les Lutins Farceurs — Printemps de Gières © Jeff Mesnil

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Les Lutins Farceurs — Printemps de Gières © Jeff Mesnil

Once the Lutins Farceurs ended their representation, the Leprechaun was burnt to celebrate the end of winter.

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Burnt Leprechaun — Printemps de Gières © Jeff Mesnil

The spectacle was great but it was untimely to celebrate the end of winter: it was snowing again this morning.

Spring will have to wait a bit more to come... :)