Monday, June 17, 2013

Travelogue: European Roadtrip Part 6 (The Sound of Music Tour)

Part 1 - Hamburg, Germany
Part 2 - Berlin, Germany
Part 3 - Dresden, Germany 
Part 4 - Prague, Czech Republic 
Part 5 - Salzburg, Austria
The highlight of this roadtrip has got to be the Sound of Music day tour we took from Salzburg. 
I felt like a kid all over again, listening to the all the familiar tunes from the movie. 
Except this time around, I was no longer watching it in front of the TV --
I was right there at the very scene, the very sight and the very place
where my all-time favorite movie was taken.   
All my childhood memories flooded back to me as I reminisced those happy times with my cousins
singing along the songs, those endless summer days running around my mom's garden 
and pretending that I am sixteen going on seventeen and needing an older and wiser dashing young lad... 
I have found my happy place!  
Someday, when I have kids of my own, I hope they appreciate the movie as I did and 
visit this place and reminisce happy childhood as I have! 
And hope they get to visit it too with a dashing young lad by their side as I have. 
Below are snippets of the movie's song lyrics and the spot where the scene was shot. 

the sound of music 

♪ ♫  The hills are alive with the sound of music! 
With songs they have sung for a thousand years... ♪ ♫ town in the lake district the lake district
♪ ♫ Doe, a deer a female deer
Ray, a drop of golden sun... ♪ ♫ mirabell gardens

♪ ♫ Raindrops and roses and blue satin sashes..
When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I'm feeling sad... ♪ ♫ leopold's crown castle
scenic alpine setting
♪ ♫ How do you solve a problem like Maria... ♪ ♫ near frohnburg castlefrohnburg castle pretty frau

♪ ♫ I am sixteen going on seventeen... 
Totally unprepared am I to face the world of men!  ♪ ♫ glass gazebo


The wedding church of Maria and Captain von Trapp inside mondsee church inside mondsee church mondsee church altar
Not related to The Sound of Music but the town of Mondsee, Austria -- specifically at Cafe Braun, has
undeniably the BEST apple strudel in the world. 
I still dream of it to this day, 5 years after tasting it!
braun café town of mondsee under a pink umbrella
 ♪ ♫Climb every mountain...
Ford every stream 
Follow every rainbow ♪ ♫ 
near mondsee scenic alpine setting
Just have one regret on this tour: we forgot to take a picture of an Edelweiss! 
We did get to sing-a-long with it on the bus and I was doing so with all out full emotion.
That is until somebody blurted out, "Oh I didn't know Edelweiss is a flower!
I had to burst into laughter! 
See you next week for a quick stop at Wattens, Austria! 

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