Salzburg is the backstage for “Sound of Music” film.
The opening of the film
The same cathedral after 40 years
And that makes Salzburg so special, a remarkable contribution by an old Hollywood movie. Most tourists who are dwelling into this UNESCO World Heritage Site come for the sake of “Sound of Music”. I would say so because quite a number of tourism activities are related to it.
One of the Tour Buses
Coming up next, the comparison of Sound of Music actual sites and those you see in the the film:
AhDoe a deer in Mirabell Garden in the 60’s
Today, it’s still almost the same. Just that the flowers were frozen to death.
An old-fashioned way of courting girls in the 60’s
Yep, they sang and danced in the Gazebo like how the Bollywood celebrities do today.
Different couple in the same Gazebo
Lots of singing before kissing, that was OK in the 60s; audience today switch channels and after 10 minutes, tune in to check whether they have started kissing.
Today this tool is resting in the park peacefully – Mission Complete!
The Gazebo was given to Austria in the end
In the film, the children and Maria fell into the lake after their day trip.
The same lake, with the same house you see in the film. This house was used as the setting for Von Trapp’s backyard in the movie. Surprisingly, the lake turned into ice and you could even skate on it.
What else? Their songs and piano sheets….
To be Continued