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Spring in Salzburg. Photo taken a few years ago in May while attending the SALZBURGER FESTSPIELE PFINGSTEN, a small city which kept all of its 18th century charm.

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How we enjoyed going there, year after year. If you want to see the program for this year 2017 click here: http://www.salzburgerfestspiele.at/whitsun/opera

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Having a drink of bubbly at the Café Bazar, my favourite spot.

Today the weather was so nice, it reminded me of Salzburg.

Well the burger love Festival ends this weekend and my favourite burger was done by Chef Emily Wells of the Mill in New Glasgow on the Clyde River, PEI.

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A great spot and only 30 minutes from our house. The food is always good.

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Last Sunday we went to the Concert of the PEI Symphony with guest soloist Mark Djokic, canadian violin award winning player of great talent. He played the Sibelius violin concerto which is notoriously difficult and was composed by Sibelius to be a piece which presented challenges to the violinist. Djokic made it look so easy.

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Mark Djokic was born in Halifax, N.S. his violin is a rare instrument of great quality,

Marc first studied violin with his father, violinist Philippe Djokic, one of Canada’s great soloists and a pupil of the master Ivan Galamian. Marc made his first orchestra debut at 14, won the Governor General’s Millennium Award at 20, and at 23 was featured on Bravo! television series, The Classical Now. A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Marc Djokic is known for his powerful and virtuosic performances. A past winner of Quebec’s Prix Opus and Canada Council’s Instrument Bank among numerous other prizes, Marc performs frequently as soloist with Canada’s top orchestras and in chamber music festivals across North America. His concerts have also been frequently broadcast by CBC Radio and Espace Musique. From the Jeunesses Musicales tour to Debut Atlantic, Marc has toured several times throughout Canada. From 2015 to 2017 the classical music channel NONCERTO produced more than 45 music videos featuring Marc and his collaborations, filmed throughout Canada featuring its unique, historical and cultural locations.

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Well they are finally starting on the complete re-building of the old Legislative Building in Charlottetown built in 1847 by Isaac Smith, Province House needs a facelift.

I was able to sneek a photo of the original entrance hall before the workers set-up the fendes around the building. Note the floor in flag stones. The neon lights are modern additions hopefully will be gone with the renovations.

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Now closed for the next 5 years.

Finally the beach at Brackley Point, quiet and deserted.

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