Still editing down photos of Salzburg, Austria. SO much to see – SO much history! And SO many scenes from the Sound of Music debunked!
((But isn’t this gate gorgeous?!))
How many of us remember the scene where the von Trapp family escapes from the music festival to hide behind headstones in the graveyard?
The scene where Rolf finds the family and Liesl begs him not to tell...and he blows the whistle!! How heartbroken we were that he betrays their love that way. ((Heavy sigh!!))
That never happened in reality.
German headstones are not as big and “monumental” for lack of a better word than ours are in the USA ---The scene was set to have happened here at St Peter’s church cemetery –they used the images from the gates, etc ---
While in actuality they had to build a set back in Hollywood to give the depth to the catacombs that would allow a family to hide behind the memorials.
This looks like they COULD hide here – but in fact there is no space between the memorials and the back walls:
There is no space to hide a family!
The gates are beautiful, the whole place so very well cared for and serene. I took many photos while walking around and have uploaded them into a slide show for easier viewing.
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|St Peter's Cemetery, Salzburg 2013|