Wednesday photo: Schloss Leopoldskron

“Somewhere out there is a lady who I think will never be a nun,” says the Baroness, as Maria meanders through the Captain’s gardens on lake with Untersberg views and horses with fins.

This is a view that many people don’t get in Salzburg. Visitors can see the palace from the street and you can see the lake and the mountain, but standing on the property of the palace with a view of the gate and mountain that appears in “The Sound of Music” isn’t easily accomplished because its private property, but when your art history teacher is the city’s head art historian, well, new spots in town open up to you.

I really couldn’t have been more pleased to be here. Schloss Leopoldskron is the back of the von Trapp palace in the movie and I never expected to touch the grounds or be afforded this view.

Here’s the back of the palace:

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