Salzburg HERMES, Loic Dubigeon, 1996

SALZBURG, the city of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I threatened to write about Salzburg a while back, so here it is…

Loic Dubigeon’s Salzburg is a gorgeous composition, a beautiful scarf celebrating Salzburg, the city on the Danube, and its son, one of the greatest composers to ever live, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

 

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Salzburg HERMES Opera Scarf by Loic Dubigeon, 1996 first issue
Salzburg Austria
Salzburg Austria, Mozart’s birthplace

That same year, 1996, Hermes also issued Hommage a Mozart, coincidence? I think not…

Hommage a Mozart HERMES Silk Scarf
Hommage a Mozart HERMES Silk Scarf

Every year Hermes has a theme and as you may have guessed, 1996 was dedicated to Music.  The same year Zoe Pauwels gave us La Musique des Spheres

La Musique Des Spheres HERMES Silk Carre 90 cm
La Musique Des Spheres HERMES Silk Carre by Zoe Pauwels (1996)

and Madama Claudia Stuhlhofer Mayr created Musique des Dieux

Musique des Dieux HERMES
Musique des Dieux HERMES

There was one more carre celebrating music that same year and you may have guessed already…New Orleans Creole Jazz.

But back to Salzburg…

There is something in Dubigeon’s style that just captures my imagination. At first glance I am instantly transported thousands of miles and find myself dreamily wandering the streets and alleys of Mozart’s lovely city until I find myself at 9 Getreidegasse in front of the Maestro’s birthplace…

Salzburg HERMES Loic Dubigeon 1996, detail
Salzburg HERMES Loic Dubigeon 1996, detail
Mozarts Geburtshaus, Salzburg
9 Getreidegasse, Salzburg where Mozart was born on January 27, 1756

 

With a Mozart Kugel (chocolate truffle-like candy) in hand, we walk into what has now become a museum…

One can spend hours here, of course, as my daughter and I did a couple of years ago.  But at last we tear ourselves away, walk across the Danube, take more photos and settle down at the famous Hotel Sacher, to have a cup of tea and a slice of heaven.  Have I just admitted to loving chocolate?

Sachertorte photo courtesy Hotel Sacher
Sachertorte photo courtesy Hotel Sacher

Whether you are a fan of Mozart or not, the two scarves that have been issued in his honor tell a beautiful story. Rich in detail they are more works of art than a simple accessory.

Hommage a Mozart HERMES, Julia Abadie 1996
Hommage a Mozart HERMES, Julia Abadie 1996
Salzburg HERMES, Loic Dubigeon, 1996
Salzburg HERMES, Loic Dubigeon, 1996

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