A glimpse of the rococo villa from the bank across, while surrounded by a gorgeous bevy of swans. Contrary to popular belief, the Schloss Leopoldskron palace was never used as the Von Trapp villa in Robert Wise's Sound of Music! Leopoldskron Palace is privately owned and not accessible to the general public, unless you're a… Continue reading Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg
Hungry for apple strudels and a steaming mug of hot chocolate and coffee? The Cafè Braun was our mandatory pit-stop on a tour of landmarks from the 1965 film musical, Sound of Music! 'Twas a rainy mid-afternoon, and we ran from Mondsee Abbey (a quick 50m dash) into the welcoming embrace of Cafè Braun, where… Continue reading The Cafè Braun, Mondsee
When I was in Salzburg, I had the pleasure of exploring the rolling hills of Mondsee via Panorama’s Tour of the Sound of Music! I shared an afternoon singing along to “Do Re Mi Fa”, “Climb Every Mountain” and “Sixteen going on Seventeen” with 20-odd tourists who grew up also singing and dancing along to… Continue reading The Hills Are Alive…in Salzburg Austria!
My friends amass all kinds of travel trinkets: keychains, fridge magnets, shot glasses, travel mugs, and even Starbucks tumblers with city names. I've recently started collecting snow globes, after months of making sure I take a polaroid in every city I travel to, until my 5-year-old White Instax-Mini 25 took its last breath in Perth.… Continue reading Watching Snowflakes Fall
Random Graffiti along an underpass in Salzburg, Austria Sound of Music themed, and Mozart-inspired graffiti - too pretty, I had to take photos! Freedom of artistic expression - truly liberating.
Along Makartsteg, a bridge over the Salzach River: It is the 'Pont Neuf' of Salzburg's city centre, where lovers lock down physical embodiments that signify the fidelity of their love. Makartsteg Bridge was named after the 19th century Historicist painter Hans Makart, born and raised in Salzburg, who became famous as a painter of the Viennese… Continue reading Travel-diary: Salzach River, Salzburg Austria
Gorgeous flowers in a heart of a beautiful city. Couldn't help falling in love with the immaculate garden, the Papagena fountain and greenhouse Orangerie The very garden where Sound of Music was filmed Gates to the horticultural masterpiece Mirabell Palace, which houses the offices of Salzburg's mayor and the municipal council The palace where flowers… Continue reading Travel-diary: Mirabellgarten of Salzburg, Austria