In July 1972 I flew back to Europe for the first time since we left Germany in 1957. One of my many stops was the city of Salzburg in Austria.
There was an excellent vantage point that I found above the old town from where I took a number of photos. I walked there from my hotel which was in a newer part of the city.
There was an excellent view of the surrounding mountains in the Austrian Alps and a view of the countryside.
Then there was the view of the castle, Hohensalzberg!
The image above shows a typical view of a street in the old town. Remember, this was July 1972!
I met up with my former grade 11 German teacher and we drove to the base of a mountain called the Untersberg where we took a cable car (Seilbahn) up to its summit.
I took a photo of her trying to make sense of the telescope and its instructions. Below is an image with a view of Salzburg and the countryside through a break in the clouds. Salzburg was used as a setting for the 1960s movie called "The Sound of Music" starring Julie Andrews as Maria von Trapp and Christopher Plummer as the Baron von Trapp. The film is based upon a true story but the real story is different from what appears in the movie. I hope you've enjoyed the photos! There will be more as I made quite a few other stops on this trip. - V