Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mozart

Mozart was born on this day in 1756.  He died just short of his 36th birthday, but what a mark he left. A few years ago I bought a 170-CD box set of Mozart's complete works. Simply amazing. It's hard not to wonder what else he might have done if he had lived longer. Here's a postcard of Mozart's birthplace in Salzburg, Austria. You can still visit it today.

Here's a close-up of the street scene. It looks staged, doesn't it?

And here's another card of Salzburg from about 1960.


  1. No wonder I shun fame. Too high a price to pay....
    Seriously, lovely PCs as usual. I wanna go....

  2. The street scene does indeed look staged, but I think Salzburg is known to have something of a storybook character in general. I also find it amusing that the two archways on the right with the flanking shutters and little roof above visually suggest a big 'm' on the facade, perhaps a subliminal message that this is indeed Mr. Mozart's house!



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