Tuesday, April 30, 2013
I love to watch people who look at works of art. Here´s a visitor admiring the painting "Krumau on the Moldova (The Small Town III)" by Austrian painter Egon Schiele at the Leopold Museum which houses the most substantial and most important collection of Schiele worldwide.
Monday, April 29, 2013
In the museum shop at the Lower Belvedere you can buy catalogues, books, postcards and many other beautiful things things related to the current exhibtions but also enjoy the beautiful hall itself.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Yesterday opened the largest shopping center in downtown Vienna, measuring 30.000 m² of retail space - "Wien Mitte The Mall". It´s one part of the Wien Mitte complex which houses also public transportation (Wien Mitte is the most important central transport hub) and office space. I haven´t been inside yet, but some weeks ago I passed by this new building and took this picture. It was somewhat weird to finally see this huge modern building after having passed by its ugly predecessor and then the construction site for years on my way home from my old job.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
I still don't know why I'm so attracted to deserted tables and chairs but I just can't help it, they always catch my eyes. I have already passed by this outdoor area of a café in the 19th district several times, but last Sunday I finally took a picture.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
After the long winter it seems as if nature is now "exploding" - blossoms wherever you look as you can see in this photo taken last Sunday in the Setagaya Park, a park created in the traditional japanese style (several ponds and streams, densely-planted garden elements). The name of the park derives from the Setagaya district in Tokyo, a sister district of Vienna´s 19th district.
Monday, April 22, 2013
The project "Art and Cake" brings together art students as well as established artists and the best Austrian confectioners: Several artworks have been transformed into cakes. This photo shows the painting "Smurfnobs" by Robert Wilhelm aka "Trus" and the cake of the same title by two confectioners of the Kurkonditorei Oberlaa.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
"Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of the character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning." - Lydia M. Child
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Café Dommayer is one of Vienna's classic and historic coffeehouses. Originally it was founded in 1787 in a nearby location as a café and dance place. Both Johann Strauss I and his son Johann Strauss II played here.
Friday, April 19, 2013
"We are all mad here" - this slogan welcomes the guests of the recently opened "25hours Hotel". Originally this building was a hall of residence, two years ago the transformation into a hotel started at the top floors (with a very popular bar in the attic), now the whole building is operated as hotel. The furniture of the rooms is very special: it has been inspired by the traditions of the circus institution. Sounds good to me. If I was a tourist I would love to check in here.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
It seems as if spring has finally sprung: the last few days were warm and sunny and the trees were budding. On Sunday afternoon I walked across the Volksgarten where a lot of people were enjoying the beautiful weather. By the way, the white building in the background is the Theseus Temple.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Domgasse 5 is the only one of Mozart’s apartments in Vienna that still exists today. The composer lived in Mozarthaus Vienna from 1784 to 1787 in grand style. The life and works of this musical genius are presented in and around this apartment on four exhibition levels. In addition to the historical Mozart apartment visitors can find out about the times in which Mozart lived and his most important works. The exhibition focuses on his years in Vienna, which marked a high point in his creativity. Mozarthaus Vienna also houses a shop, a concert hall and a learning center.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Yesterday the 30th Vienna City Marathon took place. The winners are Henry Sugut (2:08:19) and Flomena Cheyech (2:24:34), both from Kenia. Shortly after the start the participants passed by my place - this is what I saw from the window of my living room.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
This "Lemure" sculpture by Austrian artist Franz West (1947-2012) is currently located in front of the MUMOK which hosts an exhibition (until May 26) dedicated to the work of the artist. Click here for a photo of another "Lemure Head", located on Stubenbrücke.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The beautiful weather on Monday enticed some people to have a first picnic in the Burggarten. In the background you can see the Jugendstil greenhouse which houses the restaurant "Palmenhaus" and the "Butterfly House".
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Yesterday we were spoiled with sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures, and the outdoor areas of the cafés and restaurants finally came to life. A lot of people opted for the "Palmenhaus" (located in a Jugendstil greenhouse) in the Burggarten.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
The kinetic space installation "Silver Clouds" by Andy Warhol is part of the current exhibition "Clouds. Fleeting Worlds" at the Leopold Museum. The clouds, filled with helium and oxygen, float through a room on air currents, bumping into each other and into the visitors. The clouds may be touched, and last Sunday some adolescents started a short "cloud fight". The exhibition runs through July 1.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Let´s continue the series of "too .... to sit outside" photographs. Yesterday it was snowing again the whole day long, the snow melted immediately and so it was definitely too wet to sit outside. For the "too cold" photo please click here, for "too snowy" here. According to the forecasters there won't be any improvement in the near future. If I will be able to take a "too hot to sit outside" photo this year?
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
It´s currently difficult to find signs of spring in Vienna. On Easter Sunday only these yellow tulips of the advertisement of a jewelry store added a springlike touch to the city.