Tuesday, September 16, 2014

July 10, 1964 Innsbruck, Austria

Journal entries, always in italics.

Hotel Greif, Leopoldstrasse 3, Innsbruck.  Marshall Plan built.   The Windows looked out on the gate built for Maximilian's wedding.

Tomorrow, Brunnen and Lucerne, Switzerland.

Monday, September 15, 2014

July 9, 1964 Filzmoos, Austria

Journal entries, always in italics.

Coffee stop near Zeller See.  Old horse and barn.  Could see cattle through the windows, feeding on green hay.  Ann played the harp.  Hotel Wurzer, Filzmoos i/Pongau.

NOTE:  I didn't want to leave Filzmoos.  Everything about it seemed magical--deep featherbeds, the hollow clinking sound of the cow bells, opening the shutters in the morning to watch the sun come up over the mountains, kind & friendly people and a quieter pace & serenity I had yet to experience on this particular trip.

Tomorrow, Innsbruck.  

Sunday, September 14, 2014

July 7 - 8, 1964 To Austria: Leoben & Vienna

Journal entries, always in italics.

To Leoben, lunch at old hotel, roast beef.  Picture of old church there, Lutheran, 1500.

Hotel Stefanie, Taborstrasse 12, Vienna.  Phone 555.618.  At statue of Strauss in city park is a pond. Mama duck & ducklings lived there.  Last spring they wandered to Parliament house & fire brigade brought them back.

Orchestra plays Strauss music at night.  People sitting with coffee, eating ice cream, listening. Woman selling roses.  Ann played organ at St. Peter's.   Old baroque church.  Flute piece and Oh Sacred Heart.

 Schoenbrunn Palace.

Hofburg Palace.

Rode on huge ferris wheel.  

Filigree bracelet.  Tyrolean shops, rings of hearts & doves, filigree pins, buckles.

Tomorrow, Filzmoos.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

July 5-6, 1964 Yugoslavia: Belgrade, Zagreb and Ljubljana

Journal entries, always in italics.

Belgrade--Turks made a big town capital of Yugoslavia.  Dates from time of Roman empire.

¼ paper napkin at breakfast.  Good butter.  Curtains were hand crocheted.

Much building in city.  Metal shades in buildings- window shades of green, orange, blue, etc.

Many soldiers in streets.  The Balkan Hotel.  To Ljubljana.

Flat land.  Larger barns, Illinois-like fields of corn, wheat, sunflowers.  Barns white-washed, red roof, haystacks long & near barn, others in fields.  Forests along the way of oak & poplar.

Stop at Slavonski, nice cafe, ham & cheese sandwich.  Girls in dark blue overalls cleaning windshields, men filling tanks.  Herds of pigs, large farm buildings of stone or brick with wooden shingles.  More churches, flocks of ducks, deer crossing signs, poppy fields (pink) and poppy seed cakes at stop.

Zagreb--Capitol of Croatia, only trade fair, under Austrian empire from 1500 to first world war. Austrian style city.  Car plant, other factories on edge, a ball park.  Big apartments, flags flying. Fun lunch--ham, pickles, olives, lettuce salad, roast pork & potatoes, cake for dessert.  

Walked to cathedral, beautiful, bells struck 2:00 p.m.  Walked through farmers' market.  Older Slav woman went with us.

To Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia, earthquake in 17th century.  Beautiful new hotel, Illyria Hotel. Walked to old castle to look over city.  Beautiful Catholic church on the way.

Craft shop on way back.  Went to wine store to see barrels & people filling bottles.  No jewelry shops. Back on bus.  Lovely dinner.  Old man at castle teased Ev Upton--pretended not to understand Ev.  Laughed loudly when we caught on.

Vases, plates, wood platter.

Tomorrow, Austria.