Monday, February 14, 2011

Searching for the Von Trapps in Austria

Over the weekend we traveled to Salzburg, Austria. Although the weather did not cooperate we still walked all over the place and fell in love with the beauty of Salzburg. One of the highlights of our trip was taking part in The Sound of Music tour. We learned a lot like the fact that although Hollywood filmed The Sound of Music in Salzburg in 1965 Austrians did not see the film until 2000. Being a huge fan of Maria and the Von Trapp children I loved every minute of the tour.

The six of us toured around on a large charter bus, which we had all to ourselves because of the drizzly weather. It was great.

On our way to the tour

The fountain where Maria and the children danced around singing Do Ra Mi.

The Gazebo. "I am 16 going on 17"

The Von Trapp house and the lake where Maria and the children fell in

If the weather was better you would be able to see the gorgeous Alps in the background. You will have to imagine.

The scene where the children are climbing trees and singing in their new clothing made of curtains.

The church where Maria and the Captain got married. Did you know that Hollywoods first choice for the captain was Sean Connery? They soon realized that they needed to keep looking.

After hearing the behind the scenes story of the taping of The Sound of Music, Phil and I are both excited to watch the movie again and remember our great time in Austria.

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