coupe mondiale 2014

Daily reports by Kevin Friedrich (CIA Ambassador)
Festival pictures and videos are provided by Kevin Friedrich, Harley Jones, Alison Worthington, Minna Plihtari and Graham Laurie.
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Welcome to Salzburg

With many of the CIA Executive Team, Delegates, Jury members and guests travelling from around the world, quite a few took the opportunity to visit the beauitufl city of Salzburg prior to the commencement of the Coupe Mondiale festival.

Hohensalzburg Fortress: Located on top of a mountain, the Festung offers breath-taking views of Salzburg and the Alps. One area of the fortress offers visitors the chance to look down on a field below to find only one house, the executioner's residence. It was believed to live anywhere near the executioner was bad luck. Inside the fortress is a museum of medieval weapons, life on the fortress, and torture instruments.
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Above left and right: at the Hohensalzburg Fortress
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Above left: Alexander Bodell, Mary Tokarski, Liz Finch, Alison Worthington, Kevin Friedrich and
Bev Fess at the Hohensalzburg Fortress

Above right: Alexander Bodell, Bev Fess, Mary Tokarski, Liz Finch, Alison Worthington, Kevin Friedrich at the
Hohensalzburg Fortress with the Austrian Alps in the backgrounds
Above: view from the Hohensalzburg Fortress. The isolated house is that of the Executioner. It was considered bad luck to live close to this house, thus the lone location.
View of Salzburg from the Hohensalzburg Fortress
The brand associated with Salzburg born Mozart brings in a tremendous amount of revenue for Salzburg
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Above left: brand Mozart
Above right: brand Mozart
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Above left: Mozart's birth house
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Mozart's home
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Old Town in Salzburg
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Above and below: Most of the shops in the old town feature a renowned wrought iron guild sign
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Above and below: The hills surrounding Salzburg are alive with the Sound of Music
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Above left: Hohensalzburg Fortress
Above right: Leopoldskron Castlealzburg
Above left: Mozart University
Above right: the famous Horse Fountain
Werner Weibert and Joan Cochran Sommers enjoying the famous Salzburger Nockerl dessert
Mary Tokarski (USA), Herbert Scheibenreif (Austria), Liz Finch (USA), Bev Fess (Canada), Kevin Friedrich (USA), Anna Bodell (UK),
Raymond Bodell (UK), Joan Sommers (USA),
Peter Strauch (Austria),
Werner Weibert (Austria), Alison Worthington (UK)
Above left:Anna Bodell (UK), Harley Jones (New Zealand), Raymond Bodell (UK),
Yuri Shishkin (Russia), Herbert Scheibenreif (Austria)
Above right: Mary Tokarski (USA), Alison Worthington (UK), Mark Nejako (USA), Kevin Friedrich (USA)
Above left: Yuri Shishkin (Russia), Liz Finch (USA)
Above right: Kevin Friedrich (USA), Hedy Stark Fussnegger, Fritz Dobler (Germany)
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Above left: Bev Fess (Canada), Harley Jones (New Zealand), Mirco Patarini (Italy), Natalia Geri (Ukraine)
Above right: Joan Cochran Sommers (USA)
CIA Executive Committee Meeting
Members of the CIA Executive Committee met to prepare the Agenda items for the 132nd General Assembly including items pertaining to Membership, policies and procedures, Awards, the Coupe Mondiale festival and future activites as well as other items of International business.
Above left: Members of the CIA Executive Committee: Werner Weibert (Austria), Herbert Scheibenreif (Austria), Joan Sommers (USA), Frederic Deschamps (France), Raymond Bodell (UK), Kevin Friedrich (USA)
Above right: Kevin Friedrich (Ambassador), Werner Weibert (2014 Honorary Vice President),
Frederic Deschamps Chairperson of the Music Committee), Raymond Bodell (President), Joan C. Sommers (Vice President), Herbert Scheibenreif (Vice President), Harley Jones (Public Relations Manager)
Mirabell Palace Reception

The City of Salzburg hosted CIA Delegates and members of the International Jury to a civic reception at the stunning Mirabell Palace. Mirabell Palace (German: Schloss Mirabell) is a historical building in the heart of Salzburg. The palace with its gardens is a listed cultural heritage monument and part of the Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg UNESCO World Heritage Site. Several scenes from The Sound of Music were recorded here. Maria and the children sing 'Do-Re-Mi' while dancing around the horse fountain and using the steps as a musical scale.

City Government official Gernudt Lankes welcomes the CIA Delegates on behalf of the Mayor
Above right: Raymond Bodell (CIA President) and Werner Weibert (HVO President) Holda Paoletti-Kampl (translator)
Above left: Delegates were treated to the music of Vivaldi performed by the young Austrian accordionist
Michael Frankenberger from the host city of Salzburg.
Above right: Herbert Scheibenreif (Austria) Joan C. Sommers (USA), Stas Venglevski (USA), Heather Masefield (New Zealand)
Fritz Dobler (Germany) and Liz Finch (USA)
Above right: Fritz Dobler (Germany)
Holda Paoletti-Kampl (Italy), Harley Jones (New Zealand),
Jacob Noordzij, Werner Weibert (Austria) and Rolf Rindlisbacher (Switzerland)
Above left: L iz Finch (USA), Bev Fess (Canada), Alison Worthington (UK), Mary Tokarski (USA)
Above right: Grayson Masefield (New Zealand) and Frederic Deschamps (France)
Above left: Sjonja Palinich, Harley Jones and Stephanie Poole (New Zealand)
Above right: Zoran Rakic (Bosnia and Herzegovinia) and Raymond Bodell (UK)
Kevin Friedrich (USA), Holda Paoletti-Kampl (Italy), Anna Bodell (UK) and Samantha Oswaldino (Brazil)
Above right: Harley Jones (New Zealand) and
Holda Paoletti-Kampl (Italy)
above left: Samantha Oswaldino, Mirco Patarini, Oswaldino do accordeon, Joan Sommers and Stas Venglevski
Grayson Masefield, Crystal Wang, Li Cong and Heather Masefield
The beautiful interior of the Mirabell Palace
CIA Reception at the Mirabelle Palace