Monday, February 28, 2011
After a very chilly week, on Saturday some people enjoyed the sun and the slightly "warmer" temperature in front of the restaurant "Palmenhaus" (located in a part of a Jugendstil greenhouse) in the Burggarten. I think by now everybody is awaiting eagerly the beginning of spring...
Sunday, February 27, 2011
"Journeys" is the title of this artwork by young Austrian photographer Yenny Huber. She is currently displaying three dimensional photographic mirror projections of Australian landscapes at the ERCO Lighting Showroom in the second district. For more information about Yenny please click here.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I discovered this painting on the wall of an apartment building near my office. I would love to walk in this work of art and spend some time on this beach and enjoy the blue sea and sky, especially with the current low temperature in Vienna.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The light installations on the facade of the UNIQA tower are reflected in the Danube Canal. For more photos of this office building please click here and here.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
This tiny café is located at the Vorgartenmarket in the second district. I don´t know if I will ever set a foot inside (I threw a glance through the windows and didn´t like the clientele), but I like the blue outside - it looks so fresh.
Monday, February 21, 2011
I decided to use the colour blue as this week´s leitmotiv. Let´s start with this office building right next to my place and the reflections of the clouds on its facade.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
As some of you may already know, I love atlantes. If you look attentively at the facades in Vienna, you will discover a lot of them, as for instance on this building on Schottenring.
Friday, February 18, 2011
I stumbled upon this car of a hardware store during my last walk in the 19th district. I think in this case the painting that imitates a wood panelling is a good idea. "I do it my way" is the advertising motto of this store. You can see a tv commercial here.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
On my way to the gym I´m passing by a clothes shop where sale is still going on. Two windows are completely covered with posters saying SALE in big letters, only the feet of the mannequins are showing.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
What a promise! I discovered it on the window of a gallery (a "Pop Gallery" of course) in the city center that will be opened soon. I´m wondering if this famousness will last 15 minutes according to Andy Warhol or longer...
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Currently the square in front of the Town Hall is transformed in a 6.000m2 ice rink - the "Vienna Ice Dream". Experienced skaters can dance to the sounds of disco music, novices can exercise on a special synthetic ice rink, and of course there also culinary treats and refreshments. If you don´t have your own skates, you can hire some on site.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
This small bakery in Spiegelgasse in the city center is my latest find. Altough it opened already last year, I made it there only last week (but then 3 times in a row). The bread and baked goods are made by hand from organic grain and baked in a wood fired oven, which is integrated in the salesroom. I love the perfume of fresh-baked bread (which today is so rare in "normal" bakeries)! After watching the range of baked goods from outside, the young mum in this photo also gave it a try.
Monday, February 7, 2011
The last days the weather in Vienna was sunny and unusually warm for February - a very welcome foretaste of spring. The flower shop near my place has alreday decorated its windows with spring flowers in colourful buckets and jars. A delight for my eyes!
Sunday, February 6, 2011
How about a slice of Gugelhupf for your afternoon coffee or tea? The confectionary Oberlaa has decorated one of its windows with a couple of Marmorgugelhupfs: ring cakes marbled with chocolate and with chunks of chocolate.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
One of the current exhibitions at the Theater Museum is "The Charm of Transformation", a presentation of theatre and opera costumes. Some weeks ago I spent a very nice afternoon in this exhibition: after a guided tour we had coffee and cake in the gorgeous Eroica Hall, then a costume director and stage designer told us about her profession.
Friday, February 4, 2011
The ceiling of the Eroica hall was decorated between 1724 and 1729 by Dutch artist Jacob van Schuppen with allegories of all the artistic genres represented at the Imperial and Royal Court Academy of Painters, Sculptors and Architects. The allegory in this photo shows a painter's and sculptor's studio at the academy. Ludwig van Beethoven gave several concerts here, and in 1807 the first-ever performance of his Fourth Symphony took place in this very hall.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
In the foyer of the Austrian Theater Museum you will discover this Hercules Fountain, constructed at the end of the 17th century.