Saturday, October 31, 2015

Looking Through the Garden Gate

During my last Sunday's afternoon walk in the 19th district I passed by several beautiful mansions - sometimes you can only get a climpse of the buildings by looking through the garden gate... This mansion was built in 1906/07 by famous architect Josef Hoffmann for the Austrian Art Nouveau painter Carl Moll (1861-1945).

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Autumn in the Japanese Garden

Two times a year the Setagaya Park in the 19th district is a special feast for the eyes: in spring when the trees are blooming and in autumn when the leaves are changing.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Autumnal Virginia Creeper

The fade of this mansion in the 19th district is completely covered with Virginia creeper. A spectacular sight in autumn!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Statue of Ceres

This statue of Ceres, the goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships in Roman religion, is located in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace.

Monday, October 26, 2015

A Quiet Square

I don't like wide and busy streets, I prefer quiet squares like this one in the city center. In this photo you can see several things that I love: tables and chairs, atlasses and a balcony. Please click here for a closer look of the balcony and the façade of the Baroque palace.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sunday Flowers #171

"Autumn is the perfect time to take account of what we’ve done,
what we didn’t do, and what we’d like to do next year." - Author Unknown

Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Blue Window

A blue window and the branches of a tree - sometimes the little things catch your eyes...

Friday, October 23, 2015

Imperishable Relics

This new mural  - "Imperishable Relics" - was recently created by EVOCA1, a Dominican born figurative painter, muralist and designer based in Miami, Florida. If you want to read the official explanation of the mural please click here.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Autumnal Wreath

How about decorating the entrance door of your apartment/house or a wall in your living room with an autumnal wreath similar to this one?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Too Cold to Sit Outside

Until the end of the November the gastronomers are still allowed to put tables and chairs outside, but it's currently too cold to sit outside.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Albrecht Dürer Hof

The Albrecht Dürer Hof in the 6th district was built in 1902 in the style of the German Reinaissance although at that time this style wasn't usual any more. I guess the building was named after Albrecht Dürer because he was a representative of the German Renaissance.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Autumn Storm

Currently there's an autumn storm in one of the windows of the K. u. K. Court Confectionary Bakery Demel.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sunday Flowers #170

"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere." - Vincent Van Gogh

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Decorated Handlebar

While running an errand in the city center, this biycle handlebar with its autumnal flower decoration recently caught my eyes.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Water Dragon

I discovered this rain water spout in the form of a dragon in the same street as yesterday's façade.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Façade Detail #39

The mosaic on the facade of this apartment building in the 19th district depicts the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Probus. He revoked Rome's exclusive right to plant noble vine, and he employed the soldiers in time of peace on useful works, such as the planting of vineyards in Gaul, Pannonia and other districts, in order to restart the economy in these devastated lands. The 19th district is a wine-growing district within Vienna's city limit.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Hedgehog Love

There's a cake for nearly every occasion, even for autumn. Aren't these two hedgehogs cute?

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Autumnal Alley

Last Sunday afternoon I took a walk in the Botanical Garden. It looked like autumn, but it felt like winter...

Monday, October 12, 2015

Salon Français

This past weekend we had a drop of temperature, yesterday I had to dig out one of my old winter jackets and still was cold. Maybe a French winter jacket would be a better idea? The department store "Steffl" in the city center currently presents 40 French brands in the "Salon français" event.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015

At the Art Fair

Yesterday I attended another art fair: the Viennafair, an international contemporary art fair. Within the fair there's the fascinating exhibition “Kinesis – A study of movement in image” where I shot this self-portrait.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Façade Detail #38

A beautiful caryatid on a late-historicist building in the city center.

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.