Old Town and Hohensalzburg Fortress
from Mönchsberg, "Monk's Hill"
A lift takes you swiftly
from Old Town Salzburg to
the top of Mönchsberg.
I captured the first image
only a few feet from the lift exit,
at the "Museum der Moderne".
I have wonderful childhood memories
of taking the old lift up to the top
on my grandfather's hand.
Riding on a lift itself was a great adventure
for me back then, even more exciting
was that my grandfather knew all the best spots
to listen to the spine-chilling "Everyman" call
reverberating from the hills when during festival time
Hugo von Hoffmannsthal's "Jedermann"
is performed on the outdoor stage
in front of Salzburg's cathedral.
Where in the days of my childhood the old-fashioned lift
spilled you out to glimpses of the glamorous world
of Salzburg Casino and coffee at the Grand Café Winkler,
nowadays the contemporary building
of the "Museum der Moderne" invites you to visit
its extensive collections or to restore yourself
at its restaurant and terrace café,
with a panoramic view of the city and surrounding mountains.
Afterwards, take a walk along the paths
of Mönchsberg hill to enjoy
the country-like scenery,
before heading back down
into Salzburg's Old Town.
in the late afternoon of
6 November 2010
Images and Text
Copyright by Merisi