On a 27 January 2016, in Salzburg

A place where each moment of the day is marked with, and holds within it, the feeling of Mozart… A time when the dream becomes the life… In Mozart’s places of the heart. His, and mine.  

There are times when dreams come true! 

Salzburg 119 - Happiness is... to touch Mozart's fortepiano in the Tanzmeistersaal, in Mozart Wohnhaus, on a 27 January

On a 27 January, in Salzburg…

… wake up in the early morning and open the windows to the view of the Hohensalzburg Fortress, and breathe the fresh, crisp air of the mountainous hill… 

Salzburg 1 - Waking up to the view of the Salzburg Fortress

Salzburg 2 - Waking up to the view of the Salzburg Fortress

… look down on a narrow Salzburg street still asleep… and rejoice in the feeling of history wisely and wonderfully preserved for so many years… 

Salzburg 3 - looking down on a narrow Salzburg street still half asleep, and rejoicing in the feeling of history preserved for so many years

Salzburg 4 - looking down on a narrow Salzburg street still half asleep, and rejoicing in the feeling of history preserved for so many years

Salzburg 5 - looking down on a narrow Salzburg street still half asleep, and rejoicing in the feeling of history preserved for so many years

… walk through the Altstadthotel Kasererbraeu, a very fine hotel located in a 1342 building, with fresco decorated halls and gilded mirrors… 

Salzburg 6 - walking through the Altstadthotel Kasererbrau, a hotel located in a 1342 building, with fresco decorated halls and gilded mirrors

Salzburg 7 - walking through the Altstadthotel Kasererbrau, a hotel located in a 1342 building, with fresco decorated halls and gilded mirrors

Salzburg 8 - walking through the Altstadthotel Kasererbrau, a hotel located in a 1342 building, with fresco decorated halls and gilded mirrors

Salzburg 9 - walking through the Altstadthotel Kasererbrau, a hotel located in a 1342 building, with fresco decorated halls and gilded mirrors

Salzburg 10 - walking through the Altstadthotel Kasererbrau, a hotel located in a 1342 building, with fresco decorated halls and gilded mirrors

Salzburg 11 - walking through the Altstadthotel Kasererbrau, a hotel located in a 1342 building, with fresco decorated halls and gilded mirrors

Salzburg 12 - walking through the Altstadthotel Kasererbrau, a hotel located in a 1342 building, with fresco decorated halls and gilded mirrors

… have a special breakfast in a lovely space, intimate and warm as one’s home… 

Salzburg 13 - walking through the Altstadthotel Kasererbrau, a hotel located in a 1342 building, with fresco decorated halls and gilded mirrors

Salzburg 14 - breakfast in a lovely space, intimate and warm as one's home - the Altstadthotel Kasererbrau, a hotel located in a 1342 building

Salzburg 15 - breakfast in a lovely space, intimate and warm as one's home - the Altstadthotel Kasererbrau, a hotel located in a 1342 building

Salzburg 16 - breakfast in a lovely space, intimate and warm as one's home - the Altstadthotel Kasererbrau, a hotel located in a 1342 building

… go out and discover that in the morning of 27 January the clouds are giving place to the blue sky… 

Salzburg 17 - in the morning of 27 January the clouds go away

Salzburg 18 - starting my journey in the city

Salzburg 19 - starting my journey in the city

… start the journey in the city with a walk around the Salzburger Dom, feeling its magnificence in the quiet hours of the morning … 

Salzburg 21 - rejoicing in the magnificence of the Salzburger Dom

Salzburg 22 - rejoicing in the magnificence of the Salzburger Dom

Salzburg 23 - rejoicing in the magnificence of the Salzburger Dom

Salzburg 24 - rejoicing in the magnificence of the Salzburger Dom

Salzburg 25 - rejoicing in the magnificence of the Salzburger Dom

… step inside the Cathedral for a few moments of peace… 

Salzburg 26 - stepping inside the Salzburger Dom for a few moments of peace

Salzburg 27 - stepping inside the Salzburger Dom for a few moments of peace

… then walk to the left, to the baptismal font where little Wolfgang was baptised on 28 January 1756, the day after his birth, as Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, in honor of Saint John Chrysostom (the feast was universally kept in the West on 27 January until the calendar reform of 1969 – nowadays the feast day of Saint Chrysostom is celebrated on 27 January by the Eastern Orthodox Church, while the Roman Catholic Church commemorates him on 13 September) … 

Salzburg 28 - The baptismal font where little Wolfgang was baptised on 28 January 1756

Salzburg 30 - The baptismal font where little Wolfgang was baptised on 28 January 1756

Salzburg 31 - The baptismal font where little Wolfgang was baptised on 28 January 1756

Salzburg 33 - The baptismal font where little Wolfgang was baptised on 28 January 1756

Salzburg 34 - The baptismal font where little Wolfgang was baptised on 28 January 1756

Salzburg 35 - The baptismal font where little Wolfgang was baptised on 28 January 1756

Salzburg 36 - The baptismal font where little Wolfgang was baptised on 28 January 1756

Salzburg 37 - The baptismal font where little Wolfgang was baptised on 28 January 1756

Salzburg 38 - on the door of the Salzburger Dom

… pass by Mozart’s statue in Mozartplatz and greet him Good Morning on his Birthday 🙂 … 

Salzburg 20 - Good morning on a 27th of January

… cross the bridge over the peaceful water of the Salzach River … 

Salzburg 39 - Bridge over the peaceful water of the Salzach River

Salzburg 40 - Bridge over the peaceful water of the Salzach River

… reach the Mozart Wohnhaus, Mozart’s Residence, at Makartplatz 8 (Hannibalplatz in Mozart’s time), and just stay on the street for a while, immersed in the feeling of joy for being there… 

Salzburg 41 - Mozart Wohnhaus in Salzburg - at Makartplatz 8, former Hannibalplatz

Salzburg 42 - Mozart Wohnhaus in Salzburg - at Makartplatz 8, former Hannibalplatz

Salzburg 43 - Mozart Wohnhaus in Salzburg - at Makartplatz 8, former Hannibalplatz

Salzburg 44 - Mozart Wohnhaus in Salzburg - at Makartplatz 8, former Hannibalplatz

… spend a few moments looking at this special house in the Anniversary Year 2016, remembering its stormy history… 

Salzburg 45 - Mozart Wohnhaus in Salzburg - at Makartplatz 8, former Hannibalplatz

Salzburg 46 - Mozart Wohnhaus in Salzburg - at Makartplatz 8, former Hannibalplatz

Salzburg 47 - Mozart Wohnhaus in Salzburg - at Makartplatz 8, former Hannibalplatz

Salzburg 48 - Mozart Wohnhaus in Salzburg - at Makartplatz 8, former Hannibalplatz

Salzburg 49 - Mozart Wohnhaus in Salzburg - at Makartplatz 8, former Hannibalplatz

Salzburg 50 - Mozart Wohnhaus in Salzburg - at Makartplatz 8, former Hannibalplatz

Salzburg 41 - Mozart Wohnhaus in Salzburg - at Makartplatz 8, former Hannibalplatz

Salzburg 51 - Mozart Wohnhaus in Salzburg - at Makartplatz 8, former Hannibalplatz

Salzburg 52 - Mozart Wohnhaus in Salzburg - at Makartplatz 8, former Hannibalplatz

Salzburg 53 - Mozart Wohnhaus in Salzburg - at Makartplatz 8, former Hannibalplatz

Salzburg 54 - Mozart Wohnhaus in Salzburg - at Makartplatz 8, former Hannibalplatz

Salzburg 55 - The open door of Mozart Wohnhaus in Salzburg

Salzburg 56 - The open door of Mozart Wohnhaus in Salzburg

Salzburg 57 - Mozart Wohnhaus in Salzburg

Salzburg 58 - Mozart Wohnhaus in Salzburg

… pass through the open door and go to the garden, to the Mozarteum offices to greet two lovely ladies, Mag. Elke Tontsch and Mag. Stephanie Krenner, whom you have met one day before to offer the Mozart discs of baritone Dan Iordachescu  to the Mozarteum Foundation, to be part of the great Mozart Audio-Visual Collection … 

Salzburg 59 - With Mag. Elke Tontsch and Mag. Stephanie Krenner of the Mozarteum Foundation - At Mozart Wohnhaus in Salzburg

… meet Herr Josef Meingast, the tuner and caretaker of Mozart’s fortepiano for the past 40 years… 

Salzburg 60 - With Herr Josef Meingast, the tuner of Mozart's fortepiano for the past 40 years, in the Tanzmeistersaal of Mozart Wohnhaus

Salzburg 62 - With Herr Holger Maria Hummelbrunner, in the Tanzmeistersaal of Mozart Wohnhaus

… pick up the 2016 Membership Card  of the Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg… 

Salzburg 63 - My 2016 Membership Card for The Mozarteum Foundation - At Mozart Wohnhaus in Salzburg

… before embarking on the special tour guided by Dr. Johanna Senigl: the visit in the Autograph Vault, a place that holds and guards precious pieces of paper bearing the signs of time and the writing of Wolfgang Mozart and his family… 

Salzburg 64 - Mozart Wohnhaus - Guided tour in the Autograph Vault on a 27 January 2016 - 1

Salzburg 65 - Mozart Wohnhaus - Guided tour in the Autograph Vault on a 27 January 2016 - 2

No photos from the Manuscripts Room, only precious memories inside your heart and mind. 

The joy of visiting the Mozart Wohnhaus right on this special day ❤ … 

Salzburg 66 - Memories of a time when precious scores were kept in lovely cabinets like this one - At Mozart Wohnung Salzburg

Memories of a time when we enjoyed writing letters…

Salzburg 67 - Memories of a time when we enjoyed writing letters and receiving them - At Mozart Wohnung Salzburg

Salzburg 68 - Memories of a time when we enjoyed writing letters and receiving them - At Mozart Wohnung Salzburg

This is how tall you would have seen him if you had passed him by on the street 🙂 ❤ 

Salzburg 70 - This is how he would've looked passing me by - At Mozart Wohnung Salzburg

And then the emotion of finding yourself in the Tanzmeistersaal, the place where Wolfgang Mozart made music with his family and his friends… 

Salzburg 71 - In the Tanzmeistersaal of Mozart Wohnhaus, between fortepiano tuning and rehearsals, on a 27 January

… the feeling of pure bliss, of overwhelming joy, for sitting down in front of Mozart’s fortepiano, touching its keys, delighting in its sweet, magical sound… 

Salzburg 72 - Happiness is... to touch Mozart's fortepiano in the Tanzmeistersaal, in Mozart Wohnhaus Salzburg, on a 27 January

Salzburg 73 - Happiness is... to touch Mozart's fortepiano in the Tanzmeistersaal, in Mozart Wohnhaus Salzburg, on a 27 January

Happiness is… to touch Mozart’s fortepiano in the Tanzmeistersaal, in Mozart’s Residence in Salzburg, on a 27 January 2016… 

And then… 

… take a last look around, in the Tanzmeistersaal, where everything is quiet now, before the concert… 

Salzburg 74 - Quiet time before the concert, on a 27 January - In the Tanzmeistersaal in Mozart Wohnung, Salzburg

Salzburg 75 - Quiet time before the concert, on a 27 January - In the Tanzmeistersaal in Mozart Wohnung, Salzburg

Salzburg 76 - Quiet time before the concert, on a 27 January - In the Tanzmeistersaal in Mozart Wohnung, Salzburg

… and a last look outside…

Salzburg 77 - Quiet time before the concert, on a 27 January - Looking out the window of the Tanzmeistersaal in Mozart Wohnung, Salzburg

Salzburg 78 - Quiet time before the concert, on a 27 January - Looking out the window of the Tanzmeistersaal in Mozart Wohnung, Salzburg

… leave the house and look to your right, then to your left, as if you could have a glimpse of what Mozart saw when he left the house… 

Salzburg 79 - An open window of the Tanzmeistersaal in Mozart Wohnung, Salzburg - Before the concert, on a 27 January

Salzburg 80 - An open window of the Tanzmeistersaal in Mozart Wohnung, Salzburg - Before the concert, on a 27 January

Salzburg 81 - An open window of the Tanzmeistersaal in Mozart Wohnung, Salzburg - Before the concert, on a 27 January

Salzburg 82 - An open window of the Tanzmeistersaal in Mozart Wohnung, Salzburg - Before the concert, on a 27 January

Salzburg 83 - Leaving the Mozart Wohnung, Salzburg, for a break before the concert, on a 27 January

Salzburg 84 - Leaving the Mozart Wohnung, Salzburg, for a break before the concert, on a 27 January

Salzburg 85 - Leaving the Mozart Wohnung, Salzburg, for a break before the concert, on a 27 January

Salzburg 86 - Leaving the Mozart Wohnung, Salzburg, for a break before the concert, on a 27 January

… then turn around and enter the house again – because it is a good time to visit the Mozart Shop before returning to the hotel, to change into an appropriate dress for the afternoon recital… 

Salzburg 87 - The right time to enter the Mozart shop in the Mozart Wohnung - and leave with hands full of books, dvd's, posters, cards, bags etc

… take the road back with a look in the windows of a Music Shop, right after the corner – Mozart and The Mozart Week are everywhere… 

Salzburg 88 - in the window of a Music Shop in Salzburg

(… those outfits are so beautiful! …) 

Salzburg 90 - beautiful!

… then cross the Salzach River again, rejoicing in the view of the blue skies and beautiful Salzburg, on a day of 27 January 2016…  

Salzburg 91 - blue skies on a 27 January

Salzburg 92 - crossing the Salzach River on the way back to my hotel

Salzburg 93 - crossing the Salzach River on the way back to my hotel

Salzburg 94 - crossing the Salzach River on the way back to my hotel

… pass by the Mozart Statue, again… 

Salzburg 95 - Mozart Statue in Mozartplatz, Salzburg

Salzburg 96 - Mozart Statue in Mozartplatz, Salzburg

Salzburg 97 - Mozart Statue in Mozartplatz, Salzburg

Salzburg 98 - Mozart Statue in Mozartplatz, Salzburg

Salzburg 99 - Mozart Statue in Mozartplatz, Salzburg

Salzburg 100 - Smiling to a beautiful day of 27 january, near Mozart Statue in Mozartplatz, Salzburg

(smiling to a beautiful day of 27 January in just the perfect place to do this 🙂 ) 

… stop for a few moments at Mozart’s Birthplace at Getreidegasse 9 – Mozart Geburtshaus, or Hagenauerhaus, on a day of 27 January 2016… 

Salzburg 101 - stopping for a few moments in front of Mozart's Birthhouse, at Getreidegasse 9, on a 27 January at noon

Salzburg 102 - stopping for a few moments in front of Mozart's Birthhouse, at Getreidegasse 9, on a 27 January at noon

Salzburg 103 - stopping for a few moments in front of Mozart's Birthhouse, at Getreidegasse 9, on a 27 January at noon

Salzburg 104 - stopping for a few moments in front of Mozart's Birthhouse, at Getreidegasse 9, on a 27 January at noon

Salzburg 105 - stopping for a few moments in front of Mozart's Birthhouse, at Getreidegasse 9, on a 27 January at noon

… pass by Cafe Tomaselli, Salzburg’s oldest coffee house, and stop for a while just to picture Leopold Mozart and his son Wolfgang coming here to have a coffee and a talk with friends, more than 200 years ago… 

Salzburg 106 - stopping for a moment in front of Cafe Tomaselli, the oldest cafe in Salzburg, on a 27 January

Salzburg 107 - stopping for a moment in front of Cafe Tomaselli, the oldest cafe in Salzburg, on a 27 January

… pass by the Dom again, then continue to the hotel, enjoying the indescribable charm of those narrow streets and old buildings in Salzburg’s Old Town, some of them almost 600 years old… 

Salzburg 108 - the Dom, again, on the way back to my hotel, in a break before the concert of 27 January

Salzburg 109 - the Dom, again, on the way back to my hotel, in a break before the concert of 27 January

Salzburg 110 - the Dom, again, on the way back to my hotel, in a break before the concert of 27 January

Salzburg 111 - the Dom, again, on the way back to my hotel, in a break before the concert of 27 January

Salzburg 113 - history all around, on the way back to my hotel, in a break before the concert of 27 January

Salzburg 112 - enjoying the fabulous streets on the way back to my hotel, in a break before the concert of 27 January

… reach the Altstadthotel Kasererbraeu and get a better look of it in daylight… 

Salzburg 114 - Altstadthotel Kasererbrau, beautiful, charming, comfortable hotel in a 1342 building

Salzburg 115 - Altstadthotel Kasererbrau, beautiful, charming, comfortable hotel in a 1342 building

Salzburg 116 - Altstadthotel Kasererbrau, beautiful, charming, comfortable hotel in a 1342 building

… prepare for the concert, then proceed on the way back to Mozart Residence… with a stop on the bridge for a photo where your face is lighted by the rays of a wonderful 27 January Salzburg sun, and by the joy of being there! ❤ … 

Salzburg 117 - Crossing the Salzach River again, on the way to the fortepiano recital, on a beautiful 27 January

Salzburg 118 - Crossing the Salzach River again, on the way to the fortepiano recital, on a beautiful 27 January

Salzburg 119 - On the bridge over the Salzach River, on the way to the fortepiano recital, in a beautiful day of 27 January

Salzburg 120 - The sign of The Mozart Week on a 27 January 2016

… reach the Mozart Wohnhaus again, to attend the Fortepiano recital of Nicolas Altstaedt playing the cello,  Andreas Staier and Alexander Melnikov playing Mozart’s Walter-Flügel, in Mozart’s Tanzmeistersaal, in Mozart’s Residence, on a 27 January 2016… 

Salzburg 121 - At Mozart Wohnung again, to attend the fortepiano recital on a 27 January

Salzburg 122 - At Mozart Wohnung again, to attend the fortepiano recital on a 27 January

Salzburg 123 - At Mozart Wohnung again, to attend the fortepiano recital on a 27 January

Salzburg 124 - Ticket to happiness - attending a concert in Tanzmeistersaal on a 27 January 2016

Salzburg 125 - At Mozart Wohnung again, waiting for the fortepiano recital to begin, on a 27 January

After the concert, a smile for the camera, from near the Mozart Family, painted by Johann Nepomuk della Croce  in the winter of 1780-1781… 

Salzburg 126 - Happiness is... to smile near the Mozart Family Portrait in theTanzmeistersaal, Mozart Wohnhaus, on a 27 January

… wait patiently until almost all the people have left… then, overwhelmed by emotion, sit down at Mozart’s fortepiano again… and touch it, and hear its sweet sound, again… 

Salzburg 127 - Happiness is... to be close to Mozart's fortepiano in the Tanzmeistersaal, in Mozart Wohnhaus, on a 27 January

Salzburg 128 - Happiness is... to touch Mozart's fortepiano in the Tanzmeistersaal, in Mozart Wohnhaus, on a 27 January

Salzburg 130 - Happiness is... to touch Mozart's fortepiano in the Tanzmeistersaal, in Mozart Wohnhaus, on a 27 January

… and because it is a time in your life when the dream is truly becoming the life, you would ask if you can sing, there, in Mozart’s music room, and you hear “permission granted”… and then you start to sing ‘Als Luisea cappella… and hear your mezzo voice filling the Tanzmeistersaal, and you feel overwhelmed by the magnificent resonance, by the vibration, by the feeling and emotion of singing in the same place where Mozart used to make music… 

Salzburg 131 - Happiness is... to hear your own mezzo voice singing 'Als Luise' in the Tanzmeistersaal, Mozart Wohnhaus, on a 27 January

… Happiness is… to hear your own voice singing Mozart’s ‘Als Luise‘ in Mozart’s Tanzmeistersaal, in the Mozart Residence, on a 27 January 2016 … 

Salzburg 132 - Happiness is... to hear your own mezzo voice singing 'Als Luise' in the Tanzmeistersaal, Mozart Wohnhaus, on a 27 January

The Tanzmeistersaal is now quiet, after a beautiful evening of music, on a 27 January 2016 … 

Salzburg 133 - The lights are going out after the concert in the Tanzmeistersaal, in Mozart's Wohnhaus

… and it’s time to say goodbye to Mozart Wohnhaus

Salzburg 134 - Saying goodbye to Mozart Wohnhaus, after the fortepiano recital, on a 27 January - with Herr Ramon Estevez

Salzburg 135 - Saying goodbye to Mozart Wohnhaus, after the fortepiano recital, on a 27 January

Salzburg 136 - Saying goodbye to Mozart Wohnhaus, after the fortepiano recital, on a 27 January

Salzburg 137 - Saying goodbye to Mozart Wohnhaus, after the fortepiano recital, on a 27 January

Salzburg 138 - Saying goodbye to Mozart Wohnhaus, after the fortepiano recital, on a 27 January

Salzburg 143 - Saying goodbye to Mozart Wohnhaus, after the fortepiano recital, on a 27 January

Salzburg 144 - Saying goodbye to Mozart Wohnhaus, after the fortepiano recital, on a 27 January

… The lights of the house will soon go down… so you leave… 

Salzburg 145 - Saying goodbye to Mozart Wohnhaus, after the fortepiano recital, on a 27 January

Salzburg 146 - Saying goodbye to Mozart Wohnhaus, after the fortepiano recital, on a 27 January

Salzburg 147 - Saying goodbye to Mozart Wohnhaus, after the fortepiano recital, on a 27 January

Salzburg 148 - Saying goodbye to Mozart Wohnhaus, after the fortepiano recital, on a 27 January

… what delight in the charming view over the Salzach River, on the way to the evening’s Festive Cake at Mozart’s Geburtshaus, Mozart’s Birthplace, on a 27 January

Salzburg 149 - Crossing the Salzach River on the way to the evening feast, the cake at Mozart Geburtshaus, on a 27 January

Salzburg 150 - Crossing the Salzach River on the way to the evening feast, the cake at Mozart Geburtshaus, on a 27 January

And you find yourself on Getreidegasse, mingling with Mozart admirers, or just passers-by… 

Salzburg 151 - The evening feast, the cake at Mozart's Birthplace, on a 27 January

Salzburg 152 - The evening feast, the cake at Mozart's Birthplace, on a 27 January

Salzburg 153 - The evening feast, the cake at Mozart's Birthplace, on a 27 January

Salzburg 154 - The evening feast, the cake at Mozart's Birthplace, on a 27 January

And here comes the cake! 🙂 A delicate, exquisite, sweet oeuvre d’art! …

Salzburg 155 - The evening feast, the cake at Mozart's Birthplace, on a 27 January

Salzburg 156 - The evening feast, the cake at Mozart's Birthplace, on a 27 January

Salzburg 157 - The evening feast, the cake at Mozart's Birthplace, on a 27 January

Salzburg 158 - The evening feast, the cake at Mozart's Birthplace, on a 27 January

Salzburg 159 - The evening feast, the cake at Mozart's Birthplace, on a 27 January

Salzburg 160 - The evening feast, the cake at Mozart's Birthplace, on a 27 January

I got the “adé” from “Amadé”! 😉

Salzburg 161 - The evening feast, the cake at Mozart's Birthplace, on a 27 January - I got the 'adè' part of Amadè

Salzburg 163 - The evening of 27 January at Mozart's Birthplace - Mozart Geburtshaus

Salzburg 164 - The evening of 27 January at Mozart's Birthplace - Mozart Geburtshaus

Salzburg 165 - The evening of 27 January at Mozart's Birthplace - Mozart Geburtshaus, or Hagenauerhaus

It is now time to go up to the third floor apartment where Wolfgang Mozart was born, on a 27 January 1756, at 8 in the evening… Mozarts Geburtshaus, Mozart’s Birthplace, on Getreidegasse 9 🙂 

At the door, the symbol of Asklepios, on Hagenauerhaus

Salzburg 166 - The evening of 27 January at Mozart's Birthplace - the symbol of Asklepios on Hagenauer Haus

Salzburg 167 - The evening of 27 January at Mozart's Birthplace - the symbol of Asklepios on Hagenauer Haus

Salzburg 168 - The evening of 27 January at Mozart's Birthplace - Mozart Geburtshaus, or Hagenauerhaus

Salzburg 169 - The evening of 27 January at Mozart's Birthplace - Mozart Geburtshaus, or Hagenauerhaus

Salzburg 171 - The evening of 27 January at Mozart's Birthplace - Mozart Geburtshaus, or Hagenauerhaus

Salzburg 170 - The evening of 27 January at Mozart's Birthplace - Mozart Geburtshaus, or Hagenauerhaus

Salzburg 172 - The evening of 27 January at Mozart's Birthplace - Mozart Geburtshaus, or Hagenauerhaus

These stairs he would climb, these corridors he would walk, every day, when he lived here: from his birth in 1756 to 1773, when the Mozart family moved to the house on Hannibalplatz – now Makartplatz (Mozarts Wohnaus). I don’t know how much of what I am seeing he used to see, too, when he would leave home, or return… how were the walls painted? what ornaments and objects were on the stairs and corridors and doors?… I am not a historian (I would have loved to be!), and some things may be difficult to tell even for a historian… so I am left with only my imagination to fill in the blanks… and with the emotion of climbing these stairs, and walking these corridors … 

Salzburg 173 - The evening of 27 January at Mozart's Birthplace - Mozart Geburtshaus, or Hagenauerhaus

Salzburg 174 - The evening of 27 January at Mozart's Birthplace - Mozart Geburtshaus, or Hagenauerhaus

Salzburg 175 - The evening of 27 January at Mozart's Birthplace - Mozart Geburtshaus, or Hagenauerhaus

Salzburg 176 - The evening of 27 January at Mozart's Birthplace - Mozart Geburtshaus, or Hagenauerhaus

Salzburg 177 - The evening of 27 January at Mozart's Birthplace - Mozart Geburtshaus, or Hagenauerhaus

Salzburg 178 - The evening of 27 January at Mozart's Birthplace - Mozart Geburtshaus, or Hagenauerhaus

… Dreaming? or really looking down from the window where Wolfgang Mozart would look at Salzburg himself?… 

Salzburg 179 - Looking down the window of Mozart's Birthplace, on a 27 January 2016

“… on January 27, at 8 pm, my wife fortunately gave birth to our son. Praise God, at this moment both mother and son are alright. We have named the boy Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgang Gottlieb.”  

Leopold Mozart from Salzburg, 9 February 1756 

Salzburg 180 - Looking down the window of Mozart's Birthplace, on a 27 January 2016

At 8 in the evening, the hour of his birth, a choir of children started to sing below his windows! 🙂 

Salzburg 181 - The evening of 27 January at Mozart's Birthplace - Mozart Geburtshaus, or Hagenauerhaus

Salzburg 182 - The evening of 27 January at Mozart's Birthplace - Mozart Geburtshaus, or Hagenauerhaus

Salzburg 183 - The evening of 27 January at Mozart's Birthplace - Mozart Geburtshaus, or Hagenauerhaus

Salzburg 184 - The evening of 27 January at Mozart's Birthplace - Mozart Geburtshaus, or Hagenauerhaus

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The lights go down in Mozart’s Birthplace, and the door is now closed… The streets are quiet… You can breathe the magic of the Salzburg night…

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Old door bells on the outside of the Hagenauerhaus… would the magic work if you pulled a bell?

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Cafe Tomaselli, in the evening of a 27 January…

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Mozart’s statue and a glimpse of the moon…

… and then, again, the magic of this beautiful city…

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Back to the hotel… 

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Window open to the Salzburg fortress…

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In the Old City, the streets are quiet… it is almost midnight, on a day of 27 January 2016… 

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