I cannot believe how soothing Iā€™m finding this video of a German man in full Medieval costume explaining how people used to walk in the Middle Ages, before the advent of fixed-sole shoes.

In this video, via Digg, our instructor is speaking from something called ā€œHistory Park BƤrnau,ā€ which according to its website is ā€œa very special archaeological open-air museum.ā€ The video opens with some very chill footage of re-enactors roaming around like Medieval folks about their Medieval business, and it looks like an incredibly chill situation. The wind blows through leafy trees; birds chirp in the background. No sign of bubonic plague or war or a life expectancy of, what, 30? How nice to feel so relaxed for five minutes!