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Mirabell Gardens

Mirabell Gardens

June 2, 2010

In Salzburg’s new town, the bubbly Mirabell garden was laid out in 1730 for the prince-archbishop. In 1850, Mirabell Gardens and Palace was open to the public, thanks to Emperor Franz Joseph. As we walk through the gardens to the palace, we imagine how the prince-archbishop must have reveled in a vista that reminded him of all his secular and religious power.

The statues and arbor were featured in the movie The Sound of Music. The rearing Pegasus statue is the site of a famous Sound of Music scene where the kids all danced before lining up on the stairs.

The style of the sculpture art in the garden is called Mannerist art. It is from the hyper-realistic age that followed the Renaissance.


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About Chris Disdero

Occupation: Software Engineer; Favorite Languages: C++ C# Objective-C; Favorite Challenge: Connecting complex programs together so that elements of one UI interoperate within the other UI; Passions: Learning new things. Photography. Electronic Music. Astronomy. Model Railroad Miniatures, Designing web sites; Favorite Getaway: San Juan Island; Personal Motto: “No matter where you go, there you are.” View all posts by Chris Disdero

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