Monday, April 30, 2012

Vintage Model

Some days ago this beautiful vintage model in the window of a jewelry store caught my eyes.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday Flowers #32

"Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity." - John Ruskin

Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Closer Look

Last week I showed you the current display of the Swarovski store. Today let´s have closer look at one of the models with her clothes made from newsprint. Isn´t she chic?

Friday, April 27, 2012

wisdom? peace? blank? all of this?

The recently refurbished Theseus Temple serves now as the venue for a new series of exhibitions of the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts): returning the building to its original function, each show presents a single seminal work by a contemporary artist. Currently the temple houses an old, gnarled olive tree, cast by the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone from a two-thousand-year-old living tree in southern Italy and then painted white. The show "wisdom? peace? blank? all of this?" runs through June, 24. Click here for a short video in german.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dining Table

Some weeks ago this new lunchroom ("Esstisch") opened vis-à-vis my office. The eatery offers light fare currys and salads. Being a curious person I went there the very first day after the opening and since then became a regular - not only because of the good salads but also because of the very motivated and friendly staff and the cool, stylish interior.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Façade Detail #12

Another beautiful caryatid on a façade in the city center. I love caryatids, I can´t help it!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Interesting Construction

I don´t quite get the function of this modern construction on an old building in the city center. There are no floors except at the top... Modern architecture or modern art?

Monday, April 23, 2012

Fashion & (Fake) Sweets

Having a sweet tooth, the new display of the department store "Steffl" of course caught my eyes. I love these huge macaroons and the cupcake!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday Brunch

How about having brunch with some friends today?

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Bowling Shoes

Yesterday I went bowling with some colleagues of mine. We all had to put on the same bowling shoes... Initially we were a little concerned about the hygiene, but in the end we had a lot of fun!

Friday, April 20, 2012

News-Paper

The current decoration “News-Paper" in the window of the Swarovski store focusses on the media and fashion. Mannequins wear clothes made from newsprint and present distinctive, completely different fashion silhouettes from various style periods between 1895 (the founding year of Swarovski) and today. Matching jewelry as well as trend and sample books from the Swarovski archives complement the staging.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Crazy Bicycle

This creatively decorated bycicle is the advertising vehicle of a shop of "beautiful things of life" in the city center.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bull´s Eyes

The façade of a new hotel in the first district "reminiscents of a creation of Koloman Moser - a sparkling cylinder studded with oval precious stones" (according to the hotel flyer). The hotel definitely stands out from the adjacent old buildings. I wonder how the reactions of the broad public will be...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Blossoms

Some colours in a shop window to brighten up a rainy day... I love the combination of the (fake) flowers and the bloom lounge chair by Kenneth Cobonque.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Deserted

The last weekend the weather was overcast and cold, and there won´t be any improvement within the next few days. Therefore the outdoor areas of the cafés and restaurants will continue to be deserted.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sunday Flowers #31

 
"Happiness is to hold flowers in both hands." - Japanese Proverb

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Façade Detail #11

Caryatids on a façade in the city center. Click here for a photo of the entire building.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Mediterranean Flair

I love olive and orange trees, they remind me of holidays in southern regions - and they add a little mediterranean flair to the outdoor area of the Italian restaurant at Palais Harrach.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Reflections #17

Reflections on the façade of the "Juridicum", the building of the Faculty of Law.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Town Hall in Spring

The spire of the Town Hall hiding behind blooming and foliating trees. 
I´ll be gone for some days and won´t have any internet access, but I have prepared postings, so please keep dropping by. I´ll be happy to read your comments on my return.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Bunny #2

Here´s one last Easter bunny, I discovered it at the Arts and Crafts Market Am Hof.
By the way: I read in the newspapers that the Viennese Economic Chamber is very satisfied with this year´s total revenue of 46 million Euros of the Easter business  (9 million Euros more than last year). I´m not used to making big presents at Easter, my friends and family have to content themselves with sweets and self-coloured eggs... How about you?

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

I have a sweet tooth, so the Easter present to my dear readers is this cute cake. Who wants to cut it?
Have a Happy Easter!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Bunny #1

This bunny observes what is going on at the Old Viennese Easter Market. I love his green shirt and the way he´s holding his carrot.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Eggs #2

Some more handpainted Easter eggs from the assortment at the Old Vienna Easter Market. They are only for decoration, not to be eaten.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Eggs #1

At the Old Vienna Easter Market in the city center you can choose from an assortment of 40.000 beautifully handpainted Easter eggs.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Theseus Temple #2

When I recently passed by the beautifully renovated Theseus Temple in Volksgarten, I couldn´t resist taking another photo. In the background you can see the spire of the Minorite Church.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Theory of Colours

In case you were wondering which colour is the new pink... It´s yellow!!! At least according to a "premium contemporary store" in the city center.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Theme Day: Cobblestones

With its cobblestones, Ballgasse, a quiet and very narrow street in the city center, has still a medieval character.