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 Post subject: Re: Some Achensee pictures
PostPosted: 23 Oct 2016, 20:02 
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One clear and happy memory of my year in Germany from 1959-60 was going to the baker on a Sunday morning to buy the freshly baked cake for Kaffee und Kuchen that afternoon. You went armed with a large bowl which was then filled with mountains of whipped cream......

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Mrs Gottfried dislikes whipped cream but loves iced coffee, which usually arrives piled high with cream. In the Rhineland recently, she asked for one and specified 'ohne Sahne' (without cream), whereupon the young man behind the counter winked at her and said, 'dafür mehr Eis' (all the more ice cream)!


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Fascinating film; thanks to whoever dug it out of the archives. Interesting, though, that "Austria" meant "Tirol" - what price poor old Vienna?


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Mrs Redboots wrote:
Fascinating film; thanks to whoever dug it out of the archives. Interesting, though, that "Austria" meant "Tirol" - what price poor old Vienna?


I wonder when exactly in the 1950s the film was made? Wasn't Vienna in the Russian Zone after the War until Austria was restored? Maybe it still wasn't open to visitors?

I went several times with my parents to Austria on coach tours in the 1960s, and lots of this was very familiar, especially the 'Tirolean Evenings'!


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Vienna was split into four sections, like Berlin was. North Tyrol was in the French zone ... although, IIRC, EBD has someone (Sybil? Peggy?) saying that it was occupied by the Soviets :? .

I like whipped cream :D . Although clotted cream is better :D .

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PostPosted: 24 Oct 2016, 22:45 
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Mabel wrote:

I wonder when exactly in the 1950s the film was made?

I was a bit of a car nut as a boy and still remember quite a lot. One of the cars in the film is an Opel Rekord model which was made from 1957 - I checked with the model list and it seems to be that one.


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Alison H wrote:
I like whipped cream :D . Although clotted cream is better :D .


Not in coffee, though.


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Possibly not :lol: .

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cestina wrote:

My goodness, does that bring back memories. My mother loved going to Austria - I guess it was the closest she could get to her native Czechoslovakia at that time - and we were there at least three times in my mid to late teens so, 1956-60 or thereabouts.

It's so hard for me to imagine I grew up in a time when voice-overs were delivered with such plummy condescension, skirts were almost a must (though my mother nearly always wore slacks) and life was so very formal.

I am pretty sure those bowls of whipped cream were not served at breakfast though....

Thanks Ruby for the walk down Memory Lane....[/quote]

I'd forgotten until I was there earlier today, that there's a café here in the village that still serves coffee with a small bowl of whipped cream. It's delicious!


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