Daily Archives: January 21, 2014

Grand Duke Gediminas by Moonlight………………….

  Statue of Grand Duke Gediminas outside Vilniaus Šv. Stanislovo ir Šv. Vladislovo arkikatedra bazilika. This photograph was taken at midnight as I wandered back to my hotel after a very convivial evening in Lolas Wine Bar (now sadly closed). … Continue reading

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Claudio Abbado, renowned Italian conductor, dies at 80

    Italian conductor Claudio Abbado, former musical director of La Scala, has died at the age of 80. He died in Bologna after a long illness, said Raffaella Grimaudo, spokeswoman for the Bologna mayor’s office. Abbado, who was appointed senator … Continue reading

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