|UNESCO #784 - Staatsbrücke, Salzburg - AUSTRIA|
Monday, June 02, 2014
Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg - AUSTRIA - UNESCO #784
The last official of the day is a new UNESCO site for my collection (hooray!), the astonishing beautiful city of Salzburg, Austria, home of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (you can't miss it, his figure is everywhere, it's incredible). In the card we have the Staatsbrücke, the bridge that connects the old and new parts of the city. Thank you very much Johanna and I do hope you may soon fulfill your dream of crossing the United States of America coast to coast (we share that dream, you know?). Ok now, as for my collection, 391 down, only 590 to finish. This postcard took 6 days to arrive!
Salzburg has managed to preserve an extraordinarily rich urban fabric, developed over the period from the Middle Ages to the 19th century when it was a city-state ruled by a prince-archbishop. Its Flamboyant Gothic art attracted many craftsmen and artists before the city became even better known through the work of the Italian architects Vincenzo Scamozzi and Santini Solari, to whom the centre of Salzburg owes much of its Baroque appearance. This meeting-point of northern and southern Europe perhaps sparked the genius of Salzburg’s most famous son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose name has been associated with the city ever since.