The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
The Sound of Music is not just a 1965 musical. It is a family film for all times, although it was released 47 years ago.
The film is based on the Broadway musical with the same name, which originated from the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers written by Maria Augusta Trapp. Much of the movie was filmed in Salzburg, Austria, where this family had lived.
With the rise of the Nazis in Austria the Von Trapps fled to the United States, more specifically to Stowe in the state of Vermont, a place which can still be visited today.
This was the original Trapp Family Lodge, in Stowe, VT.
It was destroyed by a fire in 1980.
The Trapp Family Lodge and Guest Houses offer spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.
On October 28, 2010, Julie Andrews
and the seven former child stars from the film appeared together for the first time since the film's release in honour of the film's 45th anniversary.
I visited the Trapp family Lodge in 2001. It is a beautiful area and well worth seeing!