Film ID: YFA 593 SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA + LONDON DECORATIONS FOR CORONATION 1953 Visitor TabsDescription Part of the Ibberson collection, the majority of this film takes place in Switzerland and Austria with black & white intertitles throughout. Additionally, there is footage showing London Decorations on Whit Monday, 25th May, 1953 prior to the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Title - Switzerland 1953 The film opens with aerial footage taken from an airplane. The landscapes are very scenic. Title - Zurich 15th May There are scenes of the city centre and the White Star Hotel. Nearby is a lake in which there are many boats. Mountains and other buildings can be seen in the background. Title - The River Limmat and the Grossmunster The river can be seen with a large bridge. Boats are moored nearby, and Mrs. Ibberson poses for the camera. A few holidaymakers rent small boats to ride on the river. Title - Zugersel Scenic views of the lake and mountains. Title - The Rigi - 5905 feet - from which the panorama is 300 miles in circumference including a mountain range 120 miles long. Mrs. Ibberson, wearing sunglasses, walks along the mountain's hills on the a sunny day. Title - Luncheon at the hotel Rigi-Bahn Mrs. Ibberson is sitting at a table near the window, out of which the mountains can be seen. Title - Vitzhau on Lake Lucerne Shots taken from the lake. Title - Weggis Footage taken of the lake from the inside of a boat. Title - Lucerne There is footage of the dock, and in the city centre, there is a man directing traffic. The streets are full of vehicles and pedestrians. Title - The World's Latest Airport Zurich There are many planes at the airport, and viewing decks are lined with spectators watching the planes take off and land. This is followed by more scenic footage of the landscape taken from inside the plane. Title - Wien Title - The XIV Congress of the International Chamber of Commerce was held at Konzerthaus Shot of the exterior of the building from which many international flags fly. The following intertitles are followed by the exterior footage of the places which they describe: Title - We stayed in the Wahringer Strasse Title - The Votvkirche Title - The Dreimacerlhaus (House of the Three Maidens) where Schubert's Three charmers lived Title - Griechenbeisl Restaurant built in the Old City Wall Title - Whitsun firmung Car Decorated car drives by. Title - Augarten Palace where Liszt and Wagner once lived - now the home of the Vienna Boys' Choir Title - In this Garden Mozart used to play for Emperor Joseph II The garden is full of people sitting at tables on a bright, sunny day. The Boys' Choir then puts on a performance for those gathered in the garden. Title - The "Blue Danube" (It's Grey!) Shot of the river, and there are people sitting on the embankment. This is followed by a shot of the decorated car previously seen in the film. The following intertitles are followed by the exterior footage of the places which they describe: Title - Rathaus Title - Parliament Title - The Natural History Museum and the Statue of Maria Theresia Title - Goethe and Mozart Title - Karlskirche Built in 1716 as a Thanksgiving for the ending of the Black Plague Title - St. Stephan's Cathedral, Vienna's ancient Shrine and Landmark - Bombed in 1945 and shelled and fired by SS Troop Title - The Graben Site of the Moat of Roman Vindobona Sculpture in the city centre. Title - The Kurgalon in the Stadtpark Title - Luncheon on the Terrace near Celebrating Confirmees There are many people eating at an outdoors at a restaurant. At one of the tables sits a man with two large balloons. Title - The former ramparts from "The Rig" Jo strolls along Schubert Rig Mrs. Ibberson walks along the pavement, and aside of her, a tram passes by. Title - Vienna Airport was severely bombed Scenes of destruction and debris at the airport are followed by more footage taken from inside the plane. Title - A few hours later - London Decorations on Whit Monday 25th May, 1953. London is dressed in decoration, some of which is very ornate. There are shots of different areas of central London including the area surrounding Parliament. Title - Home Again The film closes with a brief shot of the Ibberson's back garden.