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05:09 pm: Holiday snaps: Salzburg!
Afternoon LJ-world and happy Sunday:

A couple of weeks ago, I went someplace I´ve been wanting to go for quite a long time: SALZBURG! I suppose like most other people, I basically wanted to go because of two reasons: Mozard and Sound of Music. And I did get both. Here we go:

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The Mirabell garden right in the heart of the city. Aaand SOM fans, which scene was shot here?
Give yourself a cookie if you remembered it was parts of "Do re mi".

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Beautiful place, that garden.

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View of the city from the Salzach river.

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One of the streets in the Old Town. Love those old shop signs!

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Came across a shop where it looked like both Christmas and Easter had exploded!

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Inside Salzburg cathedral. I just love churches. Especially the RC ones. Decandence galore!

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Festung Hohensalzburg! Now there´a mouthful for ya!

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The rooftops of Salzburg are just so pretty.

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Here we go, the Sound of Music sightseeing tour! This was the house where the boat scene was filmed. This is not the actual house in the movie mind you (which was yellow as you may remember, we only passed that house from a distance and never stopped, hence no pictures), but all the terrace scenes were filmed there.

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The "16 going on 17" gazebo, which has been re-located since the film was made.

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Nonnberg Abbey where Maria was a novice.

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Tyrol! YODELAIHEEEEEE!! and all that jazz. This is Wolfgangsee, and I´m not sure why we made a stop here (this is about 20 mins outside of Salzburg) because I don´t think anything was filmed there... but it´s pretty so hey ho!

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This is the church were Maria and the Captain got married (in the movie mind you, not real life). The exterior wasn´t used, only the interior. This isn´t in Salzburg either, but in a charming little village called Mondsee.

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Back in Salzburg, and this is the building where Mozart grew up. This is not his birthplace however, which is another house in the Old Town. I only have a video of that one though.

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As direct flights to Salzburg were a bit tricky to find, we flew to Munich in Germany instead. Here is the lovely main street.

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A proper German lunch was required - wurst and pretzels. Yum yum.

And now - back into the sun!

Current Location: Capsy
Current Mood: lazylazy
Current Music: Suite, Secret Garden
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Date:May 26th, 2013 04:52 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, Salzburg! Looks surprisingly similar to when I was there, about 20 years ago! And we did the Sound of Music tour (or a SoM tour as well:)) Nice place.
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Date:May 29th, 2013 07:03 pm (UTC)
I think that tour is a classic, my mother did it about 20 years ago too and I´ve been wanting to do it ever since she talked about it :o)
A very nice place, but oh so quiet... completely dead after 10 pm.
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Date:May 28th, 2013 12:41 am (UTC)
Beautiful! It looks like a wonderful trip! Are all the Sound of Music songs stuck in your head now?
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Date:May 29th, 2013 07:08 pm (UTC)
It really was :o) The songs were stuck both before and after - the "Edelweiss" sing-along on the bus gave me gooseflesh!
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Date:May 28th, 2013 05:07 pm (UTC)
Those are GORGEOUS! Love it! Sound of Music is one of my all-time favorite musicals. Mom and I were thrilled because our little local movie theater is doing a couple of specials and showing The King and I (another one of my faves) and Sound of Music in the next couple of weeks. I think we're going to have a couple of "girls days" and go see them together.

And getting to see where Mozart lived? AWESOME. I love Mozart. I learned a few of his easier pieces when I first learned how to play the piano.

I'm right with you when it comes to cathedrals/old churches. I just love them. It's part of the reason that I would love to go to Europe someday. There's so much history there! :)
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Date:May 29th, 2013 07:11 pm (UTC)
Same here :o) I grew up with SoM because my mum loved it as a child too. We tend to go and see musicals together too. Lovely, isn´t it?!

I love Mozart too, my fave composer along with Tchaikovsky.

Hope you get to come to Europe soon!
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Date:June 4th, 2013 01:25 am (UTC)
Oh my goodness - you went to Salzburg!?! ♥
Gorgeous photos. It looks every bit as beautiful as I imagined and I am of course deeply, deeply jealous. :P I can't believe you got to see all those lovely Sound of Music sites, I would have been in musical-geek heaven. I'm hoping that you broke into enthusiastic song at some point too.
It really does look like a fab trip and I'm really glad that you had such a great time. :)
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Date:June 4th, 2013 12:10 pm (UTC)
Yups I did, been wanting to for ages. It´s a lovely city, unless you go there for the night life, then it´s a bit... dead after 10pm. But no matter :o)

How are you, it´s been quite a while!
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Date:June 8th, 2013 10:59 am (UTC)
It does look very picturesque. I've wanted to visit Salzburg for years so it's nice to see your lovely pictures as it looks every bit as pretty as I imagined.

I'm think thanks. I've been kinda shoddy when it comes to getting online of late.
How are things with you? Hope you and Murre are well. :)

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Date:June 9th, 2013 08:54 pm (UTC)
It´s exactly as pretty as all the footages show :o)

I´m very well thanks, enjoying the summe whilst nursuring my XC withdrawals... :o) What have you been up to in your online absence then? We must catch up!
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