Sunday, January 31, 2016
Saturday, January 30, 2016
A last photo of the "Baroque Baroque" exhibition: "Kaleidoscope", the artwork in the beautiful Sala Terrena, consists of six tapering mirrored panels, fixed together to form a seven-meter-long hexagonal optical device hung from the ceiling of the room. According to Olafur Eliasson "the kaleidoscope makes us understand through experience that what we see through its mechanism is to a large extent negotiable, relative and open for engagement." The exhibition runs through March 6, 2016.
Friday, January 29, 2016
"Wishes versus wonders" - that's the name of this fascinating artwork by Olafur Elisasson. I have already shown it to you last November when I attended the opening of the exhibition. The day after Christmas I happened to be alone in the room for some minutes and took another photo in which you can also see the beautiful surrounding of the artwork.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Here's another photo of the "Baroque Baroque" exhibition with the artworks "Endless doughnut", "The horizon series" and "Fivefold cube". I love the contrast of the pieces of contemporary art and the room. How about you?
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
During the Christmas holidays I visited the exhibition "Baroque Baroque" by Olafur Eliasson at the Belvedere's Winter Palace one again. The exhibition starts with the "Yellow Corridor": The staircase is lit with yellow monofrequency lamps which reduce the range of visible colour to yellow and black. An unusual effect.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016
On Saturday evening the city was beautifully covered with snow. During the night the temperature increased and the snow turned into slush... Maybe you are now wondering why this snowman still looks so perfect. Well, because he's made of marble and a sculpture by Austrian artist Manfred Erjautz. The website of the Belvedere, in front of which he is located, says that he "symbolizes not only a particular season but also memories and the complexities of transience. The snowman is deprived of its ephemeral existence through the creative process, ultimately leading to it becoming trapped in the present."
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Originally I wanted to continue today my "Sunday Flowers" series, but then it got chilly, so there were no flowers on display in front of the flower shops, and beyond that yesterday at noon it started to snow again. So here's the MuseumsQuartier as it looked like yesterday afternoon. I like the atmosphere of the city when it's covered with freshly fallen snow - it's calmer than usually... The forescast for today: increase in temperature.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Friday, January 22, 2016
I discovered this sign on a garage door of a villa in the 19th district during my last Sunday afternoon walk. People who live there might be able afford a Maserati, but there was no one in sight...
Thursday, January 21, 2016
The viewing tower "Paulinenwarte" is located on a hill in Türkenschanzpark in the 19th district. Originally it offered not only a beautiful view of the city, but also served as water tank.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Last Sunday I took advantage of the rather sunny (but chilly) weather and went for a walk in Türkenschanzpark in the 19th district where these trees and the bench caught my eyes. The park's name derives from the Turkish entrenchments at the site during the Second Turkish siege of Vienna (1683). Türkenschanzpark was built by local citizens together with the neighbouring "Wiener Cottage" settlement under the supervision of a city gardener and was only later taken over by the City of Vienna. Emperor Franz Joseph I inaugurated the park on September 30, 1888.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Monday, January 18, 2016
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Saturday, January 16, 2016
This room was refurbished in Neo-Rococo in 1875 and is the only example of that style in the palace. Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg used the room as her study. After her death it became the classroom of her six children. I especially like the draperies...
Friday, January 15, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016
The Albertina museum houses one of the largest and most important graphic art collections in the world. Besides the pieces of graphic art there are also 20 Habsburg Staterooms that can be visited. The Hall of the Muses was used as a dining room and as a glamorous venue for soirées and balls. The hall derives its name from the life-sized sculptures of Apollo and the nine Muses. For more photos please click here and here.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Yesterday afternoon I briefly left the office to get a late lunch and saw this beautiful sky over the Haas Haus and St. Stephen's Cathedral. A nice change to the recent greyness.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
I'm sick of showing you how grey the days currently are in Vienna. So here is a street art portrait of a young girl framed with some colours that I discovered some weeks ago on the banks of the Danube Canal. Unfortunately I couldn't find out who has created this portrait.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Saturday, January 9, 2016
This is one of the two snowmen that I saw during my recent walk in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace. He was approximately 30 cm "tall" and with his beret seemed French to me. He was a very popular photo subject, so I couldn't talk to him to confirm my suspicion.
Friday, January 8, 2016
Thursday, January 7, 2016
On yesterday's public holiday I braved the cold and the fog and took a walk in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace. I'm wondering when the sun will come out for the first time this year...
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Yesterday afternoon I went to a mall and got off the subway a stop earlier to document the current weather. As you can see the snow is still here, the Old Danube is frozen and (I think one can really see it in this photo) it's still chilly.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Until some days ago we had an unusual mild winter. Now it's chilly, and yesterday at noon it finally started to snow. In the late afternoon I passed by the MuseumsQuartier. I love the blue lit balloons in the trees, they add a little magic to the courtyard.
Monday, January 4, 2016
Sunday, January 3, 2016
That's how the first day of 2016 looked like in Vienna, plus for the first time this winter it was rather chilly. Nevertheless I took a 2 hours walk along the Old Danube during which I saw several rowers. I really admire such hard-boiled sportsmen! For information on the building (Donauturm) in this photo, please click here. And please don't forget to connect with Vreni's Vienna Daily Photo on Instagram, you can see there more photos of my hometown.
Saturday, January 2, 2016
Friday, January 1, 2016
I love sunsets and walks along the Old Danube, so of course I had to choose a photo (taken last March) that combines these two elements. I even took my last walk in 2015 along the Old Danube, I'm a very loyal person...
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