William Beatty-Kingston in Romania - December, mid 19th Century

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 211-212:

Hundreds of gracefully designed and picturesquely equipped sleighs are being driven at little short of racing speed up and down the road, paved for the nonce with a smooth superficies of hardened snow, over which the trackers glide, and the horses' hoofs trample noiselessly. There is no lack of gay sound, however, upon the Chaussee. That element of vivacity is supplied by countless tinkling sledge-bells, and by the high-pitched shouts with which the Birjai and Lipovani urge on their fiery little steeds to the top of their pace. Many of …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 2 (London, 1887), p. 211-212. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1452086732133 accessed: 12 April, 2024

location of experience: Romania


William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation

Experience Information

Date/Time December, mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 13:25:32 +0000
Approved on Thu, 14 Jan 2016 10:41:27 +0000