To Oberammergau and the Alps in an Austin Sixteen: Continental Film - Milan, Pontresina, Liechtenstein, Klausenpass, Rhone Glacier [Reel 7]

1930 , The Alps, Liechtenstein and Switzerland (Other)

Journey to and from the Oberammergau Passion Play and the Alps by car in 1930.

Seventh in a series of film reels recording Eustace and Eunice Alliott’s trip to and from the Oberammergau Passion Play in 1930, by way of a motor tour through Belgium, Luxembourg and the Rhine, before travelling further south to northern Italy, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, returning to London via Germany and Belgium. The seventh reel in this series records details of Alliotts' journey from northern Italy to Switzerland, passing through Liechtenstein. Scenes include: sightseeing in Milan; mountain walks at the Morteratsch glacier and in the Bernina Pass in Switzerland; a stop at a fortified border post in Liechtenstein; sightseeing at Vaduz castle; a meeting with a female peddler; a street scene in Altdorf; views of Lake Lucerne; and a visit to the Rhone glacier. Shots of local sightseeing attractions in Milan include Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and Milan Cathedral; street scenes outside the cathedral; Eunice tours the roof of Milan Cathedral; pan shot from roof over Milan; Eunice walks in the gardens at Santa Maria delle Grazie. Shots in the Alps include Eustace observing the view at the Morteratsch glacier; mountain scenery at the Bernina Pass; views from and in the castle at Vaduz; a peddler in Clausen Pass; female swineherds; the fountain at Altdorf, the river at Andermatt; the Rhone glacier with shots of Eunice walking on the glacier and with other tourists at an ice cavern, as well as of the valley below glacier and the glacier from valley.

Featured Buildings

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milan Cathedral Square, Milan Milan Cathedral Cloister Gardens of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan Castello, Milan Arch of Peace, Milan Schloss Vaduz [Vaduz Castle], Liechtenstein

Keywords

Inter-war continental tourism; The Alps; Glaciers

Intertitles

We just had to pay Milan a flying visit The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele – a huge arcade of shops – led to the cathedral square Milan cathedral is built entirely of white marble only St Peters at Rome is larger There are 98 towers and some 2,000 marble figures on the roof The cloister gardens of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan – (in the refectory is da Vinci’s “Last Supper”) Outside the Castello; and the Arch of Peace, Milan Leaving Italy we roamed in Switzerland; here are the Morteratsch glacier and Piz Bernina, near Pontresina At the head of the Bernina Pass, by the snow and ice of Piz Palű Pastoral scenes in the Fleula Pass We made our way by a fortified pass into Lechstenstein [Liechtenstein] The state of Lechtenstein [Liechtenstein] is about 17 miles long and 5 miles broad. Its capital is Vaduz, a tiny village The castle of Vaduz overlooks the Rhine and the magnificent cantons of the Swiss border We did business with a travelling pedlar on our way through the Clausen Pass Some scenes on the way Altdorf, the home of William Tell, is close by the Axenstrasse, on Lake Lucerne The Reuss was foaming near the Devils Bridge, by Andermatt The Rhone glacier was well worth a visit There was an alphorn blower; and an ice cavern, of course In the valley below – the Rhone and its glacier To be continued on next reel

Other Places

Milan; Pontresina; Fleula Pass; unidentified border crossing into Liechtenstein; Vaduz; Clausen Pass; Altdorf; Devil’s Bridge, Andermatt

Manifestations

To Oberammergau and the Alps in an Austin Sixteen: Continental Film - Milan, Pontresina, Liechtenstein, Klausenpass, Rhone Glacier [Reel 7]

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