International String Trio @ Lyndhurst

Today's gig was a wedding gig in the town called Tarrytown by the Hudson River, 30 minutes north of Manhattan. The vast estate was called Lyndhurst and there was the Gothic building which looks like the castle in Europe in the Middle Ages. This castle was bought by a railway king in 19th century and now it is a museum/wedding venue. Oh boy, I have never thought I would see this kind of building in America. This is the castle of the bloke who piled up a fortune 120 years ago. Well, come to think that the castle used to be the status symbol of his wealth, this rather strange looking building makes a sense a bit to me.

The place was really close to the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River. The river looks calm and quiet now, but 120 years ago, the shipping trade was in the bloom of business so lots and lots of cargo ships and passenger boats must have been steaming away from New York to Erie canal. The shipping business on the Hudson River was declining as the train business was growing. I think the railway king was smiling in this castle when he was counting the number of ships on the Hudson river decleasing every year.

International String TrioSlava Tolstoy (Guitar)
Joe Kessler (Violin)
Ippei Ichimaru (Bass)

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