Four Years Ago ….

I’m a day late, but on June 24 2012, I left for a three week tour through eastern Europe.  I traveled with a group called American Music Abroad, which is the musical form of the ‘People to People’ organization.  I was in Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, and I spent a few hours in Slovakia.  I got lost on a mountain in Austria, learned how to Viennese Waltz, rode a dinner cruise on the Elbe River through Prague, spent a morning in Dacha Concentration camp, and much more.

It has been four years, and it feels like a dream.  Someday, I want to go back.  I’m rather smitten with Salzburg, Dinklesbühl, and Old Town Dresden.

“The hills are alive with the sound of music…….”

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Beethoven’s grave, Vienna, Austria

 

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Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria (home of Maria Theresa and young Marie Antoinette)

 

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Do-Re-Mi steps, Salzburg, Austria (the very ones Julie Andrews danced on in The Sound of Music)

 

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View from the Autobahn

 

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View of the Austrian Alps

 

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Poster hanging in one of the towns advertising our concert

 

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View from hiking path (the one on which I got lost)

 

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Fallen roses in Dinklesbühl, Germany

 

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Zwinger, Old Town Dresden, Germany

 

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Prague castle and St. Vitus Cathedral, from the Elbe River, Prague, Czech Republic

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