Most of my recordings of acoustic ensembles or solo performers have been done in concert halls, recording studios and on various stages. I have done recordings outside in the snow, in the rain and in a wind storm. I have also recorded in tiled bathrooms and under the stage in a large concert hall to capture the right ambience. I have also recorded in churches in chapels and once inside a car. I would be interested in knowing what other "weird" or "semi weird" places people have recorded acoustic instruments. The most memorable recording of acoustic instruments in a non traditional space happened in a large rehearsal room of the local college. It was a live performance of a Baroque Ensemble and they were arranged (their decision) around in a circle. I put up two SM-80 Shure Microphones (Omnis) on two tall stands in the middle of the group and recorded the whole concert that way. It came out sounding GREAT (if I do say so myself) and the group was VERY PLEASED. Have a good holiday...!