Posts tagged ‘Pegasus’

November 17, 2013

things and places I will miss when I leave Salzburg

by ada

This field, with the view of the Festung. So many adventures of mine started here.

Festung

The times when I was living in the same house with Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus Paracelsus von Hohenheim. Or with his ghost. Oh well. At least with his memory.

Paracelsus house

Cemetery art. If I die (and I undoubtedly will) I want to be buried à la Salisburgensis.

Petersfriedhof

The mountains. I’ve never been that lowland-girl. I need my clouds and peaks and high places to feel good.

Großglockner

Leopold Mozart. I really am the last to question the rare genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart but in my opinion the one who did the big job, was his father, Leopold. Music training in the 17-18th century is one of my pet peeve themes (I actually wrote one of my Bachelor theses about teaching children instruments using entirely historical sources already from beginner’s level), and I can’t stress enough the importance of a good teacher. Developing a close relationship with your teacher ist actually unavoidable while learning an instrument and your teacher makes you or breaks you. A good teacher makes you. You get my point. So I love Leopold Mozart way more than I love his son. His son was simply a genius. But Papa Mozart was the man who gave him the opportunity to be one. And that’s the real job, I tell you.

grave of Leopold Mozart

The house blessings and stories painted below the roofline of those pastel-coloured houses.

houses

The dialect which I’m just starting to finally understand.

dialect

The Candela shop. Christmas all year round.

Candela

This weird little garden by the bike road under the Staatsbrücke, made and cared for by Mister Wolfgang. I have no idea though, who he actually is, but hey, Mr. Wolfgang, thank you!

Mr Wolfgangs Garten Salzburg 2

Kitschy Mozart-souvenirs. I’ve grown to love them during the last one and a half years. (I know. It’s embarrassing. But I don’t care. I feel no shame.)

Mozart souvenirs

Sphaera. He looks like the kind of man a girl could trust and marry.

Sphaera

The guild signs.

Zum fidelen Affen Salzburg 1

People wearing dirndl. Like, all the time. They wear it to church, to the coffee-house, to meet friends, to the Festspiele, just because it’s Sunday (Monday, Tuesday, etc). Dirndl is real, at least here in Salzburg. My Inner Princess, who is usually pretty much suppressed by the jeans-wearing Everyday Me, totally loves it.

dirndl Salzburg

The easy access to grass-fed, organic meat and row dairy.

gollinger cow

The open-air free opera movies or, the Festspiele Of The Poor, which I visited on numerous occasions. I’ve never set foot in the Festspielhaus, though. Those 700 euros tickets are somewhat out of my budget. Ha, ha.

Festspielnächte

Carillon music. I will really miss hearing those out-of-tune Mozart arias and German folk tunes three times a day.

carillon Salzburg

The roses of Mirabell…

Mirabell rose

…and Pegasus, of course.

Pegasus in Mirabellgarten Salzburg

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June 4, 2012

365/156+bonus

by ada

Food! I bought food! I have food! The hunger weeks are passed!

Since I moved to Austria, I didn’t really earned any money until now, so I made the last two weeks through with having only 2 euros 79 cents (at least at the beginning I had it, haha). Growing up in a family that’s finances are barely above the minimal life standard (I mean Hungarian life standard. You, Western Europeans don’t even try to imagine it), and having studied eight years abroad without any financial support, which means leading the double life of whole-time working and whole-time studying (yes, I’m a superhero and I never sleep), I became an expert survivor. Unfortunately this also resulted that I have no feeling for money at all, which is rather understandable, because I never had the possibility to learn how to deal with it. Life is complicated but eating is good.

For bonus a photo of the swimming Pegasus, because I’m on a Pegasus-kick lately.

June 2, 2012

365/152

by ada

Pegasus by night. Gosh, do I long for a better camera!

May 29, 2012

365/150

by ada

Pegasus and the Hohenfestung.

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