Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Turn of the Monkey

This year at Castleton Festival: great music and fresh batch of kittens. Sickeningly cute, though easily scared kittens:

Kipling monkey Jinkoh was also in attendance and was lucky enough to catch a performance of "The Turn of the Screw" and while at it, decided to perch atop a head of wax figure standing in the corridor.

This is Castleton, so the old adage "They came for the zonkey, they stayed for the opera" applies, but sadly, there was no time to see the magnificent creature this time, so here is another Kipling monkey, Volaria, as seen with the zonkey and the zebra mama last year:

And the Zonkey up close:

Britten chamber operas, kittens, zonkeys, the smell of fresh sage and forest, and stars at night: what else could I possibly want?


Varun said...

More comfortable seats?

Akimon Azuki said...

Ah yes, these seats are f&*$*ng awful. Maybe it's a training facility for Bayreuth - the seats over there are legendary in their level of discomfort. Still, I'll take a small theater with great acoustics and butt cramping seats over an acoustically and spatially challenged barn.