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Maria von Trapp comes home

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“I’m back home again,” said Maria von Trapp in Salzburg, after spending several nights in her childhood home, which has been transformed into a hotel.

Located in an upmarket district of Salzburg, the “Villa Trapp” once belonged to the von Trapps, who gained global fame in the 1965 blockbuster starring Julie Andrews, which tells the story of a trainee nun who captures the heart of a lonely widower after introducing his seven children to the joy of music.

The hotel is expected to open to guests in October. Fans of the classic musical will have the chance stay in the house the von Trapps lived in between 1923 and 1938 before emigrating to the United States.

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July 25, 2008 Posted by | People | , | Comments Off on Maria von Trapp comes home

Roman Elvis, circa 200 AD

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It appears Elvis was always the King of Rock.

An 1,800-year old Roman bust that looks strikingly like Elvis Presley is set to go on the auction block in London.

The hunka hunka chiseled stone is a marble acroterion – a carved head from a sarcophagus corner – and will be part of a $2 million collection of more than 150 ancient works up for grabs Oct. 15.

July 25, 2008 Posted by | Art?, Strange | , , | 4 Comments