Today is a story from Tel Asiado, her articles written on Opera on her website, Inspired Pen Web, speak to her dedication. Here she mixes music with flowers.
I am inspired by two of my all-time favourites: composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the film The Sound of Music. If you are familiar with this movie, you’ve seen part of Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, Austria, best known as The Mozart City. Built in 17th century towards the Hohensalzburg Fortress and the Salzburger Dome Catherdral, the Mirabell Palace features the famous Mirabell Gardens of Baroque geometrical forms that make it one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. It is famous for its rose hill fountain that symbolizes mythical tales.
Under the reign of Prince Archbishop Johann Ernst Thun in 1689, the original Mirabell Gardens were remodeled according to plans by J. B. Fischer von Erlach. Through the centuries, the gardens have undergone changes in several parts, including the original Dwarf Garden. However, the Grand Parterre, the oldest of the gardens, is still preserved.
As visitors, we strolled along in awe and excitement in gardens where Fräulein Maria and the Von Trapp children enjoyed dancing between lovely flowers. The memory, of the making of the film, is contagious. We could not help dancing and singing, too.
Mirabell Gardens will make any flower lover’s heart sing, the beauty of both is a public garden worth visiting.