Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Of Ventspils

Your correspondents went to Ventspils for the annual Ventspils City Festival. (Once again, this was a couple weeks ago - we reject the blog medium's obsession with timeliness and immediacy.) Not unlike many cities around the world, Ventspils started a public art project based on variations of an animal sculpture - in Ventspils' case, they chose the humble cow. Now there are several well-known and permanent cow-themed sculptures in town, including this blue sailor cow on a breakwater near the port. Latvia does actually claim to have honest-to-goodness blue cows. And they are vaguely, sorta blueish. They only rarely wear orange stocking caps, though.

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