Three years. So much has happened in three years time. Instagram was born and everyone’s into vlogging nowadays…but seeing the places I have visited through captured images bring a sweet sense of nostalgia.
I remember the time we joined a group tour to see Salzburg in Austria. We started the journey by meeting everyone at the Munich train station. The group was about 15. I did not have much knowledge about Salzburg except for the Sound of Music.
Our first stop was at the Mirabell Palace and Gardens. Mirabell Gardens is one of the most important shooting locations from the famous Hollywood musical “The Sound of Music”. Mirabell is a woman’s name from Italy, mirabile “admirable” and bella ” beautiful.” The Marble Hall is regarded as on the most beautiful wedding halls in the world. We managed to take a peek through the doors as a group were practicing for a concert.
The Pegasus Fountain featuring a sculpture of the horse. In the film, this is where Maria and the children dance singing the song “Do Re Mi”.
As we walked to the main square, we passed through Christian Doppler’s birth house just next door to where Mozart’s family had lived. He was an Austrian mathematician and physicist, known for the Doppler effect.
“Love Locks” on the Makartsteg bridge over the Salzach River. The city is situated by the river Salzach, a river that runs across the entire province. Salz means salt and ache is an old German term for a river.