Monday, July 4, 2011

A Glorious Sunny Salzburg Day!

It's me with a bicycle and we're riding in the countryside, outside Salzburg!
The sun finally came out today and stayed out!  I have a beautiful sunburn:)

A late lunch overlooking Salzburg at the old Stiegl Brewery (it's now a restaurant and biergarten!)

I don't know if I've had such a perfect day in a very long time.  

This morning and part of the afternoon I joined Fraulein Maria's Bicycle Tour.  We rode all through Old Town and then enjoyed many stops on a Sound of Music tour.
The infamous gazebo from the Sound of Music Movie!

The highlight for me was the Nonnberg Abbey (where Maria in Sound of Music) lived as a nun.  We had an opportunity to enter the Abbey, which is still an active abbey with nuns, and while we were in the church THE NUNS STARTED SINGING AND CHANTING.
The Gates to Nonnberg Abbey

Truly, the most angelic sound.  It was so unexpected and filled the chapel with such beauty.

Inside the Nonnberg Abbey...the nuns are singing! 

I stopped in at the Mozarteum to see some of the Orff Symposium displays that are now up.
What an entrance!

Amazing photos from the past 50 years of the Orff Institute.
Carl Orff and Dorthee Gunther
Original instruments used in the first Orff classes.  A basket of recorders, xylphones, woods.

My day ended with a captivating marionnette opera at The Salzberger Marionettentheater, with stunningly handmade marionettes from Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute).
The entrance to the Marionette Theater.  It's an opera house for puppets! 

Papageno from the Magic Flute

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Wish you were here!

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