Thursday, October 8, 2015

Flower Shop

Whenever I need to photograph flowers, this flower shop in the very city center is the first place to go. The beautiful arrangements of flowers in front of the shop are popluar photo subjects for tourists (and locals like me). In this photo I tried the "toy camera" effect of my new camera that I really like a lot.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

I Just Can't Help it

Last Sunday, watching out for design objects at the headquarters of the recent Vienna Design Week, I stumbled upon the colourful tables and chairs in front of the local cafeteria. This was the perfect opportunity to try one of the "effects" of my new camera... By the way, this is my 2.000th blog post!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Vienna Design Week 2015 #2

This table was my favourite object at the festival headquarters of the Vienna Design Week: "ephemerā", an interactive kinetic table by the Austrian designer duo mischer’traxler. The floral decoration becomes alive when seen from a distance and reacts to the proximity of the audience by retreating into the table.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Vienna Design Week 2015 #1

Yesterday was the last day of the Vienna Design Week. The ten-day design festival offered a large number of events across the city. I only made it last-minute to the festival headquarters in a former bread factory in the 10th district. This photo shows some iconic Polish furniture designs.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sunday Flowers #168

"There ought to be gardens for all months in the year,
in which, severally, things of beauty may be then in season." - Sir Francis Bacon

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Natural History Museum

Tonight more than 700 museums and galleries across Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein will welcome visitors for the 16th "Long Night of  Museums" between 6 p.m. and 1 a.m and will offer a varied programme of lectures, art talks and special guided tours. One of the Viennese museums that takes part in this cultural event, is the Natural History Museum. The building was designed by Gottfried Semper and Karl Hasenauer, the museum was opened to the public in 1889.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Cafe Restaurant

I love vintage signs and characters, especially from the 1950s and 1960s. Some days ago the neon writing in the entrance area of a long-established café in the city center caught my eyes.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Theme Day: Shelter

It was hard to find an appropriate subject for this month's theme day... This projecting roof of an office building in the 3rd district caught my eyes just in time.
Click here to view thumbnails of all participants in the theme day.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Reflections #30

The sky reflected in the windows of an office building in the 3rd district.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A New Obsession?

Is there a new obsession showing up? I discovered these bright coloured chairs last Sunday and I just had to photograph them. Slowly but surely I'm running out of time for more photos of chairs, as in Vienna the cafés and restaurants are legally obligated to close their outdoor areas every year at the end of November.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Parallel Vienna 2015

On Saturday afternoon I attended the Parallel Vienna. This art festival presented the works of more than 400 young and aspiring as well as established national and international artists. I have to admit that I didn't quite understand most of the "artworks"...

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sunday Flowers #167

"For man, as for flower and beast and bird,
the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive." - D. H. Lawrence

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Chairs in The Rain

We started this week with chairs, and we end it with chairs. The sober colours correspond to the current bad weather...

Friday, September 25, 2015

Crazy Shoes

I was a little disappointed by the artworks at the viennacontemporary art fair, and even the people were less colourful than expected. One gallerist at least wore these crazy, eye-catching shoes.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Contemporay Art

Yesterday I attended the opening of the viennacontemporary art fair: 99 galleries from 25 countries, ranging from Austria to East and West, present their artists at Vienna's most important international art fair.
99 galleries from 25 countries, ranging from Austria to East and West,
99 galleries from 25 countries, ranging from Austria to East and West,
99 galleries from 25 countries, ranging from Austria to East and West,
99 galleries from 25 countries, ranging from Austria to East and West,
99 galleries from 25 countries, ranging from Austria to East and West,

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Offices With a View

Offices with balconies in the "Viertel Zwei" area in the 2nd district. I'm not sure if I would love to work in one of the offices. It must be hard to sit at your desk on a sunny day if there's a balcony where you could enjoy the good weather...

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

One of my Favourite Places

My favourite part of Praterstraße in the 2nd district seen through a lomo filter. As I love tables and chairs as well as bicycles, this seems a rather perfect photo to me ;-)

Monday, September 21, 2015

My Love for Chairs

I just can't resist taking photographs of bright coloured chairs!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunday Flowers #166

"If every plant and flower were found in all places, the charm of locality would not exist.
Everything varies, and that gives the interest." -
Richard Jefferies

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Wooden Veranda

A beautiful wooden veranda in the 5th district... The days to enjoy the open veranda will be numbered due to the upcoming autumn...

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Coming Soon...

I recently fell in love with this bow on the cover of a small building lot in the city center. There were no indications of which kind of shop will be opened soon...

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Look Who's Watching

He's watching everything that goes on in the street and who's driving in and out of the garage...  He seems to take his "job" seriously...

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Courtyard of the Teutonic Order #7

The Deutschordenshaus in the city center is the seat of the Teutonic Order, a German-based Roman Catholic religious order formed at the end of the 12th century. I love the building for its quiet courtyard and its "pawlatschen", the wooden gallery that runs in the atrium outside the building, facing the courtyard.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Greened up Passage

As you may already know, I love courtyards and passages. The other day I took a short walk in the 5th district and rediscovered this passage. There's a café behind the windows on the right side and in the courtyard. It is a long time since I have been sitting there with a friend of mine...

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sunday Flowers #165

"A late summer garden has a tranquility found no other time of the year." - William Longgood

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Outdoor Showroom

The interior designer at Palais Harrach in the city center uses the courtyard of the baroque palace as outdoor showroom.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Beautiful Amphoras

Beautiful amphoras in front of a hotel in a quiet street in the city center.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sunset Obsession #22

The sunset over the Old Danube more than two weeks ago... I'm watching this photo with melancholy because it reminds me of my summer holidays - they seem already so far away...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Glimpse of Greece

Looking through a window inside the Greek garden in the Kagran School Gardens... I love the fresh blue of the window frame, tables and chairs.