Thursday, July 26, 2012

Orchestras and icecream

This has been the last week of month-long, free, open-air concerts in downtown Lisbon. I finally was able to go to one, and with a wonderful group of people. Three friends (two of them theology colleagues), one priest friend visiting from the Azores and his historian friend. We were able to get seats on some steps.. no chairs even though we got there an hour early. I was amazed at how many people packed in, on the surrounding streets and streets overhead, to listen to the orchestra. What is it about sounds put together that moves our soul so much? I think music is a very mysterious thing. 

Pictures of our chat on the steps while waiting, the crowds, my friend Catia enjoying the music and our delicious Santini's icecream afterwards...

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