[ 因斯布魯克] 阿爾卑斯山腳下的水晶城

[ Innsbruck, ich muss di lassen ]

Not many people have heard of Innsbruck. I only know Innsbruck because 1) Swarovski is there and  2) in our Norton Anthology of Western Music (uni. musicology textbook) there is a 16th century German lied called “Innsbrck, ich muss di lassen”, which means “Innsbruck, I must leave you”. Innsbruck is a word that can be separated. “Bruck” or “Brücke” in German means…. (continue reading…)

因斯布魯克應該是個沒多少人知道的地方吧?之前有聽過這個地方主要是因為施瓦洛世奇水晶和大學時期的音樂史課本中的一首 16 世紀的德文詩歌. Innsbruck 是個被高聳的阿爾卑斯山包圍的城鎮,也是 1988 年….

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[ 因斯布魯克 ] Swarovski Kristallwelten

[ 施瓦洛世奇的水晶世界 ] The World of Swarovski Crystals
Swarovski is one of my favourite brands. Not that I like all of the products it creates but the brand image and the crystals itself are of some considerable elegance. The home to Swarovski is in Innsbruck, an Austrian city that…(continue reading…)
施瓦洛世奇是我最喜歡的 brands 之一,像 BMW, 它的品牌形象和它的水晶作品散發出來的是一種不同一般的高貴氣質,就像它著名的天鵝 image. 施瓦洛世奇的起源在奧地利的一個古城 Innsbruck, 一個…

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[ 薩爾斯堡 ] Hohensalzburg Fortress

[ 高高在上的中世紀堡壘 ] Salzburg in the Royal Style.

Hohensalzburg dominates the cityscape and is one of the largest fortifications in Europe. It’s quite isolated but sits right in the center of the city. It has a view of its surrounding just like…. (continue reading…)

Salzburg 有幾個主要景點, Hohensalzburg 是一個你只要看到它, 就知道你在 Salzburg 了. 它位在城市的正中央, 但它卻有點與世隔絕. 保留著中世紀的…

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[ 薩爾斯堡 ] Exchanging the Big Apple for Mozart’s Balls

[ Salzburg 的大街小巷 ]

So we exchanged the “Big Apple” (NYC) for a little excursion to the Mozart’s birth town. Salzburg is quite small but has most of what you need. Lots of beautful little things hidden in the streets. Most of all, you can’t possibly get…. (continue reading….)

沒了美國的大蘋果, 我們到了莫札特的出生地,一個離慕尼黑大約 1.5-2 hr 的小鎮. 這舊城雖小但應有盡有, 而且算是觀光客來奧地利幾乎….

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[薩爾斯堡] Cafe Mozart im Salzburg

[ Cafe Mozart ] Salzburg Nockerl.

Exchanging the “Big Apple” (NYC)  for Mozart’s birthplace and Austrian food. So first day in Salzburg we stopped by Cafe Mozart and had this…. (continue reading…)

沒了 “大蘋果” (紐約), 我們在莫札特出生的奧地利小鎮也要過日子吧. 這和失戀的道理是一樣的嗎?! (有一樣嗎??? lol) 從我們位在 Salzburg 火車站旁邊的 hotel 走到市中心 (舊城) 要 30 分鐘. 通常 hotel 會說直接搭 bus. Anyway, 我們到了那的第一站吃的就是….

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Dear Wien, im Autumn.

[ 高跟鞋下的婚禮蛋糕 ]   Vienna, on heels.

Went to Vienna for a few days for  work. Have seen a lot and learnt a lot. When I was off work, I went about the city, searching and re-experiencing one of my favourite cities (& revisited Beethoven). This is my third time visting Vienna. It never fails to impress. Just as….(continue reading).

這次到維也納參加學術研討會&工作, 雖然來回和待在那的時間不到一個星期, 除了看到和學到了許多, 也在下工的時候, 到以前去過的地方晃晃, 登門拜訪了貝多芬. 維也納還是一樣的高雅美麗, 就像我豎琴老師說的: 維也納就像….

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