Mozart and his birthday have always been a big part of what got me into making costumes. We always celebrated with a costume party in my house growing up, and as the years went on the costumes got a little more serious. And look where its gotten me - and obsession, no a passion. Obsession sounds bad :)
|Mozart's house in Salzburg, Austria. Easy to spot,|
painted in a bright ocher yellow.
|Mozart's own view. Looking out into the square from |
a window in his house.
|On display in the home.|
|A paper display gown. Pretty!|
|Coffee and pastries at the Hotel Sacher. Very Austrian! They love their |
sweets! Be sure to try the traditional chocolate Sacher Torte.
|In St. Peter's Cemetery.|
|View from St Peter's Cemetery catacombs.|
|Hohensalzburg Castle. A fort. Looks awfully foreboding under |
those grey clouds.
|Hohensalzburg up close.|
|Looking down on the city. You can see the Salzach river.|
|It started raining so we took a carriage. If you have never been in a |
carriage, I highly recommend it. It feels completely different than any other type of transportation. Especially over cobblestones!
|Cafes (kaffeehaus) are everywhere. Order a melange, which is basically an |
Austrian cappucino, or a Franziskaner, which is like an espresso con panna.
|What charming little streets! You wont find cars in the|
old parts of the city.
|The carriage ponies! Anyone have a sugar cube?|