Sunday, 29 July 2007

Groundhog Event: Opening of the Salzburg Festival

The Salzburg Festival started on Friday. One of the highlights of the opening celebrations (which are going on this weekend) is the Salzburger Fackeltanz (torch dance): some 100 dancers dance around the Residenzbrunnen fountain with flaming torches.

There is something magical about the figures and shapes the torches trace in the darkness, the baroque fountain and the buildings on Residenzplatz as background.

Five weeks of opera, theatre, VIPs, overpriced cappuccini in coffee houses and roaring members of the Audi on stage fleet driving around like crazy. Welcome to Salzburg in summer!

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