18 August 2009

Fête XVIIIth Century - the Candle Maker

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Continual dunking of the candles into the wax is what makes a candle and here the children help too.

In the last photo, you see how the wax is kept liquid with the heat from the fire underneath. The little boy has a block of wood to stand on as he was too small to reach the vat to dip his candle into the wax.

The candles sold at 1 euro each.

You can see the candle maker's dog on Riviera Dogs today.


Kate said...

Several years ago several other bored housewives and I ventured into the field of candle-making. We were not successful; it's an art left to the master craftsperson. Your photo of the process is wonderful.

B SQUARED said...

Not much has changed over the years.

Halcyon said...

Very neat! I am sure the kids love this booth.

Frank said...

Fantastic shot of a centuries-old scene. Love it and the man's smile is perfect.

Anonymous said...

All you're missing is the butcher and the baker!

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