Saturday, September 3, 2011


During the summer of 1972 I made a seven week visit to Europe. Salzburg, Austria was just one of many destinations during that trip. Above is a view of the castle above the old town. The city and area was used as a setting for the filming of the 1960s movie called "The Sound of Music" starring Julie Andrews as Maria von Trapp and Christopher Plummer as the Baron von Trapp. The film was based upon a true story but the actual events shown in the movie turned out quite different. You'll have to do a search to find out more about the movie and what actually happened. Check my photo blog for more photos of Salzburg. The link is in the right-hand sidebar. - V


Jeremy said...

a very nice city ... the film is one of my favorite :-)

SpiritMountainGuy said...

This film is one of my favourites as well. Some of the music is still stuck in my mind after fifty or more years. Salzburg is also one of my favourite areas in Austria. There is family that emigrated from there 200 or more years ago to East Prussia. That is on my father's side of the family. Perhaps this might also account for the keen interest in mountains! - V