When I was a young man, a major folklore festival came through my hometown in eastern France, with musicians and dancers in colorful costumes from all over Europe. Spotting this photo 58 years later, I knew right away what I didn't know when I took it: this perfectly rotund tuba player almost certainly hailed from the Austrian region of Tyrol. How do I know? In the intervening decades, my wife and I visited Austria 23 times.
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