Monday, October 29, 2007

A Beautiful Resting Place

Recently, I took a walk through the Cesis kapi (cemetary). It's a lovely, peaceful, park-like setting for contemplation. How fragile we are...

Saturday, October 20, 2007

A Piper Seeks the Ghost of Ivan the Terrible

As I walked towards town at midday, I wandered through Castle Park and heard the plaintive notes of a solitary bagpiper. His tune drew my thoughts back to sadder times when these grounds suffered at the hands of Ivan and his murderous minions.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

A Cloudy Day in Cesis

A lovely old kindergarten.

A Russian Orthodox Church.

The old Cesis brewery, until this year the oldest continuously operating in the Baltics. Now it will be renovated to be an arts and cultural center. When it's finished, it will be a wonderful addition to our community.

Thursday, October 04, 2007