|The Old Bazaar in Skopje|
|One of many antique shops|
|A street musician|
|Alexander the Great|
|Veda making a deal with a "Ray-Ban" seller...|
|Having a lovely time with George & Veda|
|One of many bridges...|
|A bridge of writers and composers|
|Outside the Opera & Ballet House|
The sun has come out now, and it's warmed up a bit-- we're back at the hotel for a short break before evening rehearsal. Our hotel room overlooks a busy boulevard, and a giant Macedonian flag. Earlier, while walking back here, we saw the strange juxtaposition of a man with a horse-drawn wagon crossing a busy highway near our hotel. That is just the sort of interesting place that Macedonia seems to be-- modern technology existing alongside older traditions.
|Horse-drawn wagon crossing the highway|
(Later): We had an evening orchestra rehearsal at the university-- the same space I remember rehearsing in six years ago, on the last WCSO tour. After rehearsal, a few of us went for dinner at a local craft beer restaurant. Apparently, it's the first craft brewery in Macedonia, and it opened in 2015. After a short walk to the bridge with all the statues of Macedonian writers and composers, we got back on the bus to our hotel. Tomorrow is another long day of road travel.