Monday, July 27, 2009


The very same night as the Country Music Festival, a mere 15 miles away, we attended the Ancient Music Festival. Translation of the festival's Latvian title is a bit tough: It was not "ancient" like beating on logs and rocks, but it was from too long ago to just be called "old." Harpischord was involved. The site of this concert was the manicured gardens of the Rundale Palace, a sort of mini-Versailles for Russian nobility back when Latvia belonged to Russia the first time. The show didn't start until fairly late, surely in part to take advantage of the beautiful sunset in the gardens.

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