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Līvi Ghost Tree (Spoku koks)

 Jūrmalas parks Liepaja Latvia     more than a year ago

The so-called Ghost Tree is a 6m-tall tribute to one of Latvia’s most beloved rock bands, Līvi. The group was founded in Liepāja in 1976 and quickly conquered the hearts and minds of music fans around the nation. The tree is made of 4,000 stainless steel rods, but if you look closely you’ll see five instruments hidden between the branches. The cobblestones that surround the work of art are engraved with the names of 30 of the band’s most popular songs, which play on a continuous loop. A number of benches that look like guitar necks complete with frets are often occupied by Līvi enthusiasts. The names of deceased members of the band are engraved on the roots of the tree including that of Jānis Grodums, whose death in 2010 marked the end of the groups historic run. Spoku koks, or Ghost Tree, is the name of a live album released by the iconic band in 1994. Head toward the beach from Peldu iela and you can’t miss it.

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