mardi 24 janvier 2017

Love Lock Bridg Salzburg

Love Lock Bridg Salzburg

 This Bridge is the biggest one that I seen in Salzburg. It's a large bridge with a lot of lockers like the Parisian Love Lock bridge. At Christmas they installed stars light on the bridge and the lockers were shinning, and it was reflected in the Salzach river. 


Der Getreidgasse
This is a shopping street (Like the Sainte Catherine street in Bordeaux). It's a very famous street and a lot of Tourist visit to buy clothes or others things...

It's in the street that there is the birth House of Mozart.

vendredi 9 décembre 2016

3/12/16:Mozarts Geburthaus

Saturday December 3rd

Today, I go to the Mozarts Geburtshaus (The house where was born Mozart).
It's a museum who explain different things about Mozart:

I. His Family:

His father is Johann Georg Leopold Mozart. He was born in 1719. In the age of 18, he came live in Salzburg. He's a very good musician and was a valet de chambre, Fourth violinist of the chapel of the court of Salzburg. The 21 November 1747, he married Anna Maria Walburga Pertl and they settled in the street Getreidgasse. Then, he continue the music and write books for learn the violin. After 1760, He devotes himself to the education of his children and travel with them in the world for play music and makes concert. The 28 may 1787, he died in the house of the Master of Dance. Leopold was a person extremely cultivated, Critical, spiritual, and open-minded about the world.

His Mother is Anna Maria Mozart, born Pertl. She was born in December 25th 1720. After the premature death of his father, she came in Salzburg in 1724 with her mother and her sister. They lives in precarious conditions. She married Leopold Mozart and moves with him in the street Getreidgasse. It's a marriage of love. From 1748 to 1756, she gave birth to 7 childrens but only two of them survive and reach adulthood. Then, her life is concentrate about her children Nannerl and Wolfgang.
She died in Paris the July 3rd 1778, during the travel of Wolfgang. Anna Maria Mozart was always appreciated, she had a cordial character and taste of humor and comedy, combined with a lot of common sense and sense of duty.

His sister is Maria Anna Walburga Ignatia "Nannerl" Mozart. She was born in the night from 30 to 31 july 1751. In the age of 7, her father give her piano lesson and her father follows his extraordinary talent. She traveled with her all family and makes a lot of concerts. In the age of 17, she stay in Salzburg with her mother during that Leopold and Wolfgang continue to make concert in Europe. She start to gave piano lesson but doesn't make concert anymore. After the death of her mother and the departure in Vienna of her brother, she keep the house until she married Johann Baptist von Berchtold zu Sonnenburg in 1784 and go back in her mother's house. Her husband, twice widowed, has 5 childrens.Then, she concentrate her life for her childrens and give birth three other times but only the wool survive. When her husband died, she go back in Salzburg where she give piano lesson again. In the end of her life, she became blinded and died the October 29th 1829. Nannerl Mozart was a remarkable pianist but as a women she remained, as a musician, in the shadow of her brother.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born the January 27th 1756. His father discovers his incredible talent: in the age of 5, Wolfgang already played violin and piano. In 1761, he made concert for the first time. Then, his father started a series of concerts to make him known in Europe. In the age of 8, she begin to compose his own musics and write at 11years old his first oeuvre for the public. After 16years old, he try to get a composer position in various European courses but in vain, he's obliged to return to Salzburg. In 1781, He rupt with Salzburg and came in Vienna. One years after, he married Constanze Weber and she gave birth of 6 childrens but only two became adults. In 1787, the emperor Joseph named Mozart "musician of the imperial and royal chamber". Wolfgang lives in Vienna until he died, in 1791, and won many successes as an independent composer, pianist and music teacher. He spent about a third of his life, either 3720 days, on the roads of Europe. During his 35years of life, he wrote more thaan 600 oeuvres, including 22 operas.

His wife is Constanze Mozart, born Weber. They married the August 4th 1782 in Vienna. In the Mozart's letter, he named her "Dear excellent little wife of my heart". They had 6 childrens but only Carl Thomas and Franz Xaver Wolfgang survived. She remained widow of Mozart 18 years and married diplomat Georg Nikolaus Nissen. First she went in Copenhague before came back in Salzburg where she died in 1842. After the death of Wolfgang, Constanze is devoted to making known and publishing the works of the composer as a first great biography of Mozart.

His sons, Carl Thomas (1784-1858) and Franz Xaver Wolfgang. When their father died, Carl in 7years old and Franz Xaver is 6 months. Both inherit their father's talent for music.While Carl became an official of the imperial and royal government in Milan, Franz Xaver, named "Wolgang Amadeus Mozart Son", established himself as a music teacher and composer in Lemberg (today Lviv, ukraine) and then in Vienna where he lived as a musician and pianist.

II. Some rooms

This is the Kitchen and the livings room

III.The rooms of the museum

In this room, is exposed painting of Mozart's Family. You can also read letters wrote at the time.

In This room you can listen Wolfgang's Song like symphony, concerto,  serenade, mass, quatet...

Here, it's explained how people lived in this time.

This part of the museum is consacred is devoted to the staging of operas by mozart, And has an extensive collection of theatrical and costume models as well as a series of graphic works that retrace the stylistic evolution of the sets over time.

mercredi 30 novembre 2016

The Krampuslauf

The Krampuslauf
                         The Krampuslauf is a typical Austrian event.  
The Krampusse are terryfing mythical creatures who look like the devil.

 They walk on the street for 1hour while Saint Nicolaus gives presents and sweets to children, the Krampusse whip the naughty children (but it's doesn't really hurt, and police controls). 
Traditionally, boys wear the costumes and make women and children scared.
The costume is made out of a wood mask with horns, sheep's skin, and have chains and bells attached to the belt to hear them.
The word "Krampus" comes from the German word "Kramp" and means "griffes". 

jeudi 24 novembre 2016

The Austrian functioning for rationing

How Austrian people eat and the different bread

In Austria, the bread is widespread, and austrian people eat a lot of bread. But first I have to explain how Austrian people eat and at what time....

In the morning, you eat the breakfast: not a lot, just some breads with nutella or cereals. Then, when you go to school, you have a lunch box with sandwich and fruits. The young people bring the lunchbox to school and eat between lessons ( I will explain you later how the lessons in Austria work). Then, they have not big break for eating like in France and there isn't a cantine in the school but just a small cafeteria. When the students have 1hours of break between lessons, they go in a restaurant or just buy some sandwichs and drinks in the supermarket. Or, if they don't have a big break, they go back home after school and eat the lunch (it can be at 15h or later). The last meal of the day is the dinner, it's when all of the family is home. Generally, we eat the dinner at 18h or 19h.

On the week-end, there is a big brunch (breakfast plus lunch) in the morning (there is a lot of food on the table) and then a taste where you eat cake. The evening, if you are very hungry, you can eat an other time...

On the table, there is also a lot of food for not a lot of people. The Austrian people just take what they need and conserved the rest for the week in the evening. But in France, every day it's a different meal, and when you have something on your plate, you have to finish it. In France, when your plate is clean, it seem that you enjoy the food and it well perceived. In France we hate to conserve the rest because most of the time the food stays in the fridge for ever and nobody thinks to finish it. So when I arrived here, I always take everything and finish my plate, and everybody think I'm really hungry. Just before clear the table, they always ask me if I want more and if I'm still hungry. But it's not a bad things, they don't know this about french people because I forget to tell them.. But it's very funny!

The differents breads:

The semmel is very famous and popular. It's the most common.

The Laugenstrangerl is my favorite one: there is a lot of crumb and the crust is like pretzel (salz)

laugencroissant gebogen: it's like a croissant, but it's different to the French's croissant. They are less mellow...

Leberkaese: it's a meat bread. You can buy it in the supermarket and a lot of students eat this on the break.

This is the sunflower bread. You can bring it with the lunchbox. You do sandwichs with this bread and it's for when you are hungry.

Blanca BGN Party

Saturday 5 November 

It was the school's party for the BGN students like Blanca who is 16 years old. 
(I explain what it is in the articles "22/10/16 Let the Party BGN" )

jeudi 17 novembre 2016

1/11/16: Salzburg's roof

Tuesday November 1st

After a long brunch, we decided to go to Salzburg, so the family could show me the most popular tourist sites.

The weather was good 

First, we went to a monastery where there were a lot of graves, including that of Mozart's parents.  

Then we went up a lot of stairs that lead to  the top of a city mountains from where we could see over the town: 

 Salzburg's roofs

The fortress and the Salzach river

You can see the Fortress behind the roof


Then we went back down the stairs to return to the city..

This is a poster of a restaurant. You can see the Salzburger Nockerln that is a speciality of Salzburg.

This bridge is called "Staatsbrücke"

This is a graveyard but some graves are in the rock and others are on the ground. There is a church in the middle.


                           there are a lot of churches in Salzburg

This is a shop of Salzburg's salt. On the back wall, you can see a lot of salt bricks (in orange)

 This is the place where there is a big music classic festival  every year in summer. It's very famous in Europe. Salzburg is  a town devoded to music.

The Salzach river 


Afterwards, we went to the Mirabell Garden:


Hugs from france