Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Monty Python and the Holy Grail - Castle Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh

King Arthur and Sir Lancelot the Brave in the final scene of Monthy Python and the Holy Grail, Python Pictures Ltd, 1974

Yesterday I watched the DVD of Monty Python and the Holy Grail together with the kids. It's fascinating to notice that the 35 years old humour of Monty Python still appeals to modern teenagers. I had a great evening too, enjoying all time classics like discussions of coconuts and swallows, a black knight losing limbs, the knights who say Ni, the killer rabbit and the other great scenes. At the end of the film Castle Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh looked suddenly very familiar: I recognized Castle Stalker near Fort Appin. Govert and I passed the picturesque castle in Loch Linnhe on the last day of our Scotland kayak-journey - at that moment not realizing to be paddling in the footsteps of Arthur and Lancelot, so close to the Holy Grail ;-)

Govert and Hans in the final stage of the Scotland-kayaktrip, Govert Plugge/Hans Heupink, 2008.

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