Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Salzburg in Summer

On my way back from Switzerland, I spent a couple days in Salzburg with another staff family from school. With our Salzburg Cards in hand, we saw as many museums and sights as we could. The city was full of tourists, EuroCup soccer fans, and amazing flower displays wherever we went. This is Mirabelle palace and gardens, with the Hohensalzburg fortress on the hill in the distance.

On one of our days in Salzburg, we toured Hellbrunn Palace, home of the famous gazebo used in The Sound of Music and the trick fountains. The man who built the palace hid water fountains throughout his garden to surprise and thrill his guests on hot summer days. His sense of playfulness with water brought joy and delight (and sometimes a soaking!) to those who visited the palace.

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