Street Musicians around the World … Cellist Daniel at Lithia Park

California Road trip, Meditation in Moments, Musings, Nature, Photography, Street Musicians around the World

Day One of this year’s California Road Trip took me all the way to Ashland, a small town near the California border. When I arrived, I parked my car, checked into the hotel and headed straight for my favorite place in this city: Lithia Park. It’s a gorgeous 93 acre city park, right smack dab in the middle of town. Walking trails along Ashland Creek, a duck pond and lots of green space to sit and relax and so many different types of trees make this a popular hangout. The moment I sat down at the duck pond, I heard some faint sounds of music in the distance. My curious nature got the better of me so I followed the sound and discovered that Daniel, a local musician was playing his cello. I sat down, took a deep breath, relaxed … when suddenly I noticed that almost an hour had passed!

The ducks abandoned their pond and enjoyed the concert, along with many humans!

Cellist Daniel plays “Hallelujah” at Lithia Park in Ashland, Oregon

It was the perfect way to start my California Road Trip!

The view in front of me and later behind me.

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18 thoughts on “Street Musicians around the World … Cellist Daniel at Lithia Park”

  1. That was a wonderful, peaceful rendition of “Hallelujah.” We we’re in Ashland a couple of months ago. Will you have a chance to see a play on your way to Cali? Happy traveling, Sabine!

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  3. This post got lost in the mass that I hadn’t been able to get to but I am so very glad I found it. I could listen to this man play for hours! In that setting it was so very peaceful and grounding. I like how he was barefoot in the first photo. I need to do more of that. Get into a lush park and sit barefoot. I’m going to listen to this again and take in the scenery as well.

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    • Marlene, I did sit there and listen for quite a while. It was what I’d consider a perfect afternoon in the park. On my way back through a week later I missed him. He had just packed up and was leaving the park. Hopefully next time I’ll get a chance to hear him again! I hope you can make it down there sometime. It’s a such a welcoming town! 🙂

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