Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Just call me Liesl, Louisa, Brigitta, Marta or Gretl . . .

Third from the left - - - yeah, you guessed it - that's me! I didn't really know how to reveal this without mass declarations of jealousy from the public but I'm all about telling the truth these days so . . . yes, I was in the Sound of Music with Christopher Plummer and Julie Andrews. Just stating the facts these days.
I talked about Germany last time but I couldn't leave you hanging without talking about Austria - it was amazing! Such beautiful country and such kind people. We stopped by chance on the way home in Innsbruck for lunch. Who knew that we had stumbled across a city that had hosted the Olympics 2 times and that is rich with history.



Just leaving the car a man from a museum came over and gave the girls some heart balloons - they loved them and then we set up the camera to take a picture and some folks really wanted to be part of that.

Loved this shot - a walk through the streets of the old country . . .


Seeing this made me realize how fortunate I am to be where I am - it was perfect that in Austria, the country of music, we had the chance to listen to a violinist . . .

An intricately decorated building in the heart of the old part of town - next to the world famous Golden Roof Building . . .
We felt blessed to have just come across a town where so much history and beauty are all around - it was full of tourists!
There is the Golden Roof, it was built in the 1500's for Emperor Maximilian - I wonder if I asked really nice they would give me a small piece of the tile?
We ate at such a classic and wonderful restaurant, all of the outside tables were taken so we got to have the inside all to our self:)


I had always thought that Wiener Schnitzel was sausage with sauerkraut - actually it's more a breaded turkey steak. It is the most traditional Austrian meal served with fries and a salad that had no dressing

A view towards the mountains with the Golden Roof in site . . .

They are serious about their ice cream - they make it look like a rose . . .

One of the oldest churches in Innsbruck - Saint Jacob's Cathedral

This is somewhere at the bottom of the alps between Austria and Italy, it was such a wonderful day!

A small town on the Italian side - of course there is a church . . .

A perfect end to such a great weekend - I got to reminisce about my days in the Sound of Music, we explored an Olympic town and i got a rose shaped ice cream cone - nothing could be better!

6 comments:

Mom said...

Dear Liesl/Louisa/Brigitta/Marta/Gretl,now I'm really REALLY wishing I was there with you! So amazing to think you are there behind the camera and seeing all that yourself. Does it seem real to you?

mia veronica said...

Dear favorite aunt Margie,
I wish that you were here with me too! It would be loads of fun anf you could help pinch me because it is a surreal feeling - I never in a million years saw myself visiting all of these amazing places let alone living in Italy for three months:) I feel very, VERY fortunate:)
Love you
Liesl, Lousia, Brigitta, Marta, Gretl and I guess . . . Mia

Doug said...

I loved your pictures, I couldn't help breaking into song "These are a few of my favorite things!!" just came out! I tried to stop but soon I was running thru the iles like a scene from Glee! They finally stopped me with a shot from the defibulator, just in time before I hurt myself.

Mom is walking better now just in time to hit the tourist trail. (Do they have segways there? Could you imagine Susy on a segway, makes you chuckle no?
Love you Liesl, Louisa, Brigitta, Marta or gretl...

Pop

Celia said...

I AM SO JEALOUS! Your blog and pictures make me crave Europe so badly. Enjoy and keep posting your amazing journey.

mia veronica said...

Celia -glad you like the pictures:)
Pop - - wow - no one can stop you know that you have figured out how to comment:) I can just see you running through the fields out back and singing "favorite things" - and no, susy on a segway - not the best idea:)
Mia

abby's photo shoppe said...

MIA!
Photography skills are so freakin' fabulouso! I love you and wish that I were with you. Your posts are getting better and better. Have FUN!
Abbasmab