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Monday, July 19, 2010

My World Tuesday - Mirabells Garden and Castle in Salzburg

If you're a die hard fan of the Sound of Music movie, you will definitely love being in Salzburg as you’ll be able to visit some of the film locations and re-live the magic of the movie. One of the beautiful sights I've come across is the Mirabell Gardens. With a handful of history, the place is absolutely enchanting and intriguing with lots of photo ops.


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The above shot is Grand Parterre with a view of Hohensalzburg Fortress in the distance. Some of the famous scenes from the movie were recorded here.


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This is where Maria and the Von Trapp children dance around the famous Pegasus fountain in the garden singing 'Do-Re-Mi'.


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Almost every corner I turn to, there's an inner and outer marble balustrade topped with elaborately decorated marble vases surrounding the area.


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Some of the Italian sculptures by Ottavio Mosto, can be seen throughout the garden as well.


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The hedge arcade along the west side of the Grand Parterre is perhaps the most famous feature of the park. This is where Maria and the Von Trapp kids run through the arcade during the concluding moments of the song.


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One of the outstrecthed hands of two Borghesian fencers at the south entrance and it was featured in the movie as well.




First Commenter - Wenn

30 comments:

  1. Did you do your Sound of Music version while you were there? :D

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  2. I enjoyed sound of music but am not a hardcore fan la..he he!

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  3. The movie was indeed magical so I can imagine reliving it here, how absolutely gorgeous! :)

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  4. The weather looks divine here too LR< I bet it was cold and breezy!

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  5. So sad I still haven't gone on my vakasi LR and with Raya coming up and all, I am sure my next one will be much much later.. ;)

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  6. Great sequence of shots of such a fascinating place. I enjoyed this so much.

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  7. It's amazing that "The Sound of Music" is still that popular! Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures!

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  8. Oh I'm envious of all your travels. Thanks for sharing the images with us.

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  9. What a terrific tour!! And your photos are superb! Loved Sound of Music! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Sylvia

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  10. At least two decades since last seen - thank you for this much needed escape. Great photography ! Please have a nice Tuesday.

    daily athens

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  11. LR: That brings back so many memories of my trip to Austria. Those were neat photos.

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  12. that was very interesting indeed!
    loved the last pic!

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  13. Oh yes! Your photos remind me of the Sound Of Music! Haha! Love the place!

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  14. But The Sound Of Music is like so long ago!! Does the place still look the same?

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  15. Beautiful place with lovely carvings. I liked the movie "Sound of Music"

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  16. Wa. So envy u. U visited so many nice places. :)

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  17. I have a DVD of that movie and it's nice to see the real locations in your photos. Very remarkable sculptures and the garden is a beautiful sight.

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  18. Wow, that;s really quite the place!

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  19. Nice!! And I love The Sound of Music!!

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  20. I remember the "Sound of Music". It was classic then. The song is still commonly sung.

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  21. Another wonderful place that seemed old world. Your photos are stunning.

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  22. I always adore the castles in Europe.

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  23. love the split levels where you can see all those beautiful structures unobstructed.

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  24. Thank you so very much for letting me truly re-live the magic of sound of music.Lovely post and pictures too.,Thanks again.

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  25. I was in Salzburg last year, but unfortunately didn't have time to see everything. Thanks for posting all those things I missed. It is such a beautiful place and "The Sound of Music" has a new meaning to me after the trip.

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  26. I love the statue in the second pictures. These photos are just amazing! Thank you for sharing.

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