Salzburg, Austria Day 6 – 7.

•  03.August.2013

We all have them. Those movies we’ve watched 3 billion times as a kid, imagining ourselves as one of the characters of the story. Time traveling to some far off land that seemed so much more grand and exciting than our own lives.

When I was a little girl I watched the Sound of Music more times than I can remember. I loved everything about the movie : the songs, the story, Julie Andrews pixie cut…the list goes on. I watched it so many times I imagined I could actually sing just as well as those Von Trapp children – their cuckoo’s and do-re-mi’s echoing endlessly in my head. Although as captivated as I was with the movie, I never imagined I’d actually get the opportunity to visit the city with which the story was based all these many years later.

Salzburg is like a fairy tale. Everything from the architecture, to the flowers, to the flowing river makes this place feel like something out of a storybook. We spent our first evening in this lovely city, leisurely strolling the cobblestone streets during dusk. The following morning we rented bikes and rode nearly an hour outside the city centre under overcast skies, yet perfect riding temperatures. I stopped along the way to capture the castle in the distance, the gazebo¬†from the scene “Sixteen Going On Seventeen scene”, wildflowers perfectly framing picturesque rolling hills… The entire ride made me so gleefully happy and content. The hours seemed to stand still in the beauty of this place and I can’t wait to get back there someday.

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4 Comments

03.August.2013

I was in Salzburgh in 2006 with my daughter and my husband. We are from Canada and it was our first trip in Europe. Your post brought so much memories of great places, good times… Enjoy your vacation! Elise

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03.August.2013

The Sound of Music is one of my family’s all-time favorite movies. How thrilling that you got to see the place of your dreams! Maybe someday I’ll get to see Salzburg, too… xo

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04.August.2013

Oh! that movie! Who have not watched it at least 10 times?! it must be a great experience to be there and remember all the scenes! Lucky you!

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05.February.2014

Beautiful photos of my city :) I love your blog! hugs from Austria

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