Wednesday, September 8, 2010

In Austria 09/01/2010 - 09/15/2010

Traveling in Austria now, and I am literally midway through my trip.  As a serious classical music lover, my stay in Vienna was very mixed.  In Vienna, endless number of people dressed up in period costumes try to sell you tickets to these concerts happening EVERY NIGHT.  

Mozart and Haydn and Johann Strauss are being marketed to the extreme (understandably) that they seem almost cheap.  This was not what I expected and certainly not what I wanted.  My most emotional experience must have been visiting the Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetery), where Mozart's monument and Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, and Johann Strauss's graves were side by side in the "grave of musicians" area.   Here lay the classical giants that have come to shape Western music as it is, and the composers have I literally grew up listening countless number of times.  I was at a loss for words and wept tears of emotions that I'm not entirely sure are of. 

I suppose I will blog my Austria travels in detail in the future.

2 comments:

GGs Adventure said...

welcome back. 期待一系列的新文! 我很喜歡莎芝堡. 去那裡兩次,有一次還去拍攝真善美的場景. 希望你也喜歡!

Deadlockcp said...

嗯,Salzburg漂亮,而且非常有感覺,只是觀光客好多,還撞見了一個台灣團。新文要慢慢整理~~

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