elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,
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Around the World: Mozarts Geburtshaus

With all the "excitement" of this day and the fact that I went out to a movie, I almost forgot my appointment of today with you. The photo of today is nothing special, really, it's more interesting what is behind: this is the house in wich Mozart lived with his family in Salzburg when he was only a child. Probably I wouldn't have visited it if it was not a rainy day, and it would has been a shame, since the building, apart Mozart, is a really good example of commoner house in the eighteen-nineteen century. The center of the building is empty, and all the apartments face an internal court, and you can pass from an apartment to the other without apparently leaving one.

 
by Elisa, Salzburg, 1998

Anyway if you love history and music, this is a really interesting place to visit, much more than the other "Mozart" house in Salzburg, the one where they lived when Mozart started to be famous.

Getreidegasse (also known as Grain Lane) is a busy shopping street in the Old Town section of Salzburg. The house at no. 9 Getreidegasse is where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born and lived until he was 17. Originally called Trabegasse (derived from Traben - to trot) its name was changed several times to create the odd Cereal Street (literal translation of Getreidegasse).

Every day on this street you can see the famous 'puppet woman' with her brown basket. She has sold puppets there since 1987. (From Wikipedia)
 
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