Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Work of Baroness Schraeder, I'm Sure

Recently eaten: poh pia
Recent annoyance: rain on the day I actually have to leave the office

There hasn't been this much commotion since the Nazis figured out that the Von Trapps had escaped before their encore.

Sound of Music plans hit bum note
The hills are alive ... with the sound of protest.

Plans to run a hotel out of a former home of the von Trapp family immortalized in the blockbuster hit movie "The Sound of Music" have triggered fierce resistance from neighbors, who fear tourists will tie up traffic and make a nuisance of themselves.

"We will fight this with all means at our disposal," said Andreas Braunbruck, who lives near the Villa Trapp in a neighborhood of Salzburg already teeming with "Sound of Music" tourists seeking a glimpse of the house.

"Buses and cars are constantly in the street in front of our homes as it is," he told Austrian television on Sunday.

The 125-year-old pale yellow villa, trimmed in white and black, is perched on the outskirts of Salzburg, where the 1965 film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer was made.

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