Some time ago – inspired by the history of clothing, as well as by my long-term cooperation with the Yellow Regiment of Infantry in Gniew Castle, we decided to spice up our tours of Gdansk (of course not only here). The Baltic Opera House, as always, appeared helpful by lending us clothes… Us, means – me and my two colleagues, like me, Guides of Gdańsk.
And therefore one day on the streets of Gdansk there appeared characters in “historical” dresses. (well, I was not quite historical character, as I lacked the head dress ;)).
The reaction of people in the town was great – we only then realized how much such attractions are missing in my town.
In Malbor Castle it is obviuos and customary – that we guide dressed historically – espiecially during the Night Sightseeing, we also dress historically very often during the day tours too.
Our Gdańsk idea has only recently been noticed and caught up by other Gdansk guides. And successively I hope others will understand that this is a great way to enrich the sightseeing. This also can help to shake off the “clothing routine” of guiding (well, maybe not only the clothing routine …;)). Sometimes it might also improve the “scruffiness” of some guides’ appearance….
Bravo, keep it up !!!!!
I hope that as we started a new tradition in Gdansk – successivly other guides will follow in our footsteps. It is really worth a try! After all, it gets the tourist much closer to the era, and helps to make up the contact with the group too. Do not forget also that each of us has a child in him or her. Such outfit can detach from the gloomy reality for at least a while. 🙂
A colourful way to break down the everyday dulness.