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Salzburg, Austria

I’m taking advantage of this Wordless Wednesday to cap-off my Sound of Music post with a few photographs of Salzburg, Austria. Festung Hohensalzburg (the castle or fortress) and the Altstadt, or “old town.” View of the city, the Salzach River, and the Salzburg Cathedral from the fortress.

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The Hills Are Still Alive!

Remember The Sound of Music?  Sure you do!  Now, quick–what’s your favorite scene?  The one where Maria topples the rowboat and she and the kids fall into the lake? Liesl and Rolfe leaping across the rain-spattered gazebo, while singing “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”?  The “Lonely Goatherd” marionette play?  Whatever it is, chances are it was filmed …

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Together

I have been bitten by the shutterbug.  I have decided to participate in the “WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.”  (For the longest time I would see these “photo challenge” photography posts popping up all over the blogosphere, and I thought that these bloggers were members of a secret society that issued assorted challenges regularly, until I …

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THE ART OF THE EASTER EGG

WHAT IT IS My most prized collection from Germany is my collection of Easter eggs.  These Ostereier are genuine eggs that have been blown clean and decorated exquisitely in a variety of ways.  They appear each spring in shops and markets across Germany and Austria, among other countries–I visited one shop in Salzburg that was …

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