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Salzburg

snow 9 °C

Ive now been in Salzburg about three days and most of the time it has been incredibly cold and wet, often raining. Today though, I woke up and it was snowing...quite heavily. It was so nice, but so unbelievably cold that I decided to not to have another day in the city but to sit on a nice warm (free!!) train ...so I travelled up to Linz (where I walked around for a couple of hours), down to Selzthal and back to Salzburg and the snow on the pine trees travelling through the alps was just beautiful. The mountains seem to be endless and they are massive...it often feels like they are going to all come crashing down on you.

On my first day in Salzburg, I walked around the city and just loved the houses and buildings. They all look like life size doll houses, all painted different colours like pink, blue, green, yellow, orange and they have white window frames. I visited Mozarts guesthouse and residence and learned a lot- Mozart was born into a middle class family and they stuggled to get his talent noticed...but his father was a very educated man and realised the genious his son was. So together they travelled the known world. Mozart spent a third of his life travelling. He was one of 6 kids, only 2 of which survived childhood. Mozart loved mostly composing operas.

The sound of music tour was also really interesting...but I dont have any time left, so I have to say see ya later for now...

Posted by gouramanis 11:06 Archived in Austria

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YOu did a Sound of Music Tour!!!!!! ah that is so fantastic! i can't wait to hear about everything in more detail and ask you questions when you get back!

i love your blog but i feel like i'm the only one reading it... no one else responds to your blogs by adding comments.

i loved what you said about david too! i think it's funny how we can be saturated with images of great art works and still be moved by them when we see them in real life!

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