Photos of The New Mendicants at the Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester
Norman Blake and Joe Pernice at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. There were some fantastic vocal harmonies from the duo, along with great humour between (sometimes during) songs, and the old mill engine room at the International Anthony Burgess foundation provided a unique, intimate setting. I'm not sure I would've felt safe on such a small stage - a stage comprised of 4 tables placed together, but Norman and Joe were in their element. See below for videos from this gig. Listen to The Cakes.
Photos of Akhaltsikhe and Rabati Castle
I can see why they were surprised at the speed of the restoration after seeing the state of the castle before. It looked a complete ruin in 2011 - the photo below is taken from Kostava Street at a similar angle to the photo above. The dome of the mosque can just about be seen in the centre (a browny-copper colour) but there's not much else, with the keep to the left completely absent. Rabati Castle restoration begins. Two photos above from akhaltsikhe.ge. Rabati Castle's Keep and Mosque. Rabati Castle Ga...