Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Garden Furniture

If I had a garden or a balcony I would buy this kind of furniture - even though I guess these chairs are not particularly comfortable...

Monday, May 30, 2011

Public Art on Graben

The organization "Public Art Vienna" wants to revitalize and enhance urban space by installing temporary and permanent art projects. On Graben it is currently presenting four larger-than-life bronze figures by German artist Thomas Schütte. When I saw them for the first time, I found them a bit scary...

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday Flowers #1

"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful: they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul." - Luther Burbank

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Theme Week: Blue #6

This very blue house is located in the 19th district. It´s quite a splash of colour!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Theme Week: Blue #5

This is one of six blue amphoras located in Stadtpark. They are true to original copies of the amphoras designed by Austrian architect Friedrich Ohmann in 1899. Five of the amphoras have been destroyed in World War II, the sixth one served as model for the copies erected only two years ago.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Theme Week: Blue #4

This bookshop in the city center tries to attract the attention of the passers-by with its blue portal.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Theme Week: Blue #3

As some of you may already know, I love blue doors - especially the ones in Paris... In Vienna it´s not so easy to find blue doors, most doors are brown. This building on Franziskanerplatz in the city center stands out with its blue door and matching window frames.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Theme Week: Blue #2

I discovered this Viennese washerwoman in the 19th district, on a building which housed the laundry and cleaning company "Wirl" from 1958 until 1992.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Theme Week: Blue #7

Blue is not my favourite colour, but lately I´ve noticed again a lot of blue "things" in Vienna. Let´s start with these chairs and the portal of a restaurant in the 9th district. Please click here for the first theme week on the colour blue.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Garden Decoration

Some people obviously don´t content themselves with flowers and plants in their garden...

Saturday, May 21, 2011


This house in the 19th district is hiding behind a lot of ivy!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Demel Shop #2

A visit to the famous K. u. K. Court Confectionary Bakery Demel in the city center is a must for every tourist. There´s also a beautiful shop where you will surely find some sweet (and expensive) souvenirs for your friends and family.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

He Loves Pink

... and has a passion for art. I saw this guy last week at the opening of the art fair VIENNAFAIR and liked how he dressed in pink literally from tip to toe. His favourite colour is rather unusual for a male. At art events you often see people dressed in an interesting way - that´s one reason why I like them ;-)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Contemporary Art Gallery

What to do with a cinema in the city center that can´t compete with the big cineplexxes any longer? You transform it into a contemporary art gallery! That´s what happened recently to the former "Atelier" cinema in Wollzeile.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Façade detail #6

If you look attentively at the facades, you will notice that a lot of eyes are following you. This girl is observing everybody who is stepping in and out of an apartment building in Dapontegasse in the third district.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

The really big garden centers are located at the periphery of Vienna, but recently I was glad to discover this small one in the 19th district.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


In Austria, May is a very popular month for weddings, and in Vienna a lot of couples tie the knot at Kaasgrabenkirche, a Roman Catholic parish and pilgrimage church in the 19th district. It was constructed from 1909 to 1910 in the neo-baroque style, the double staircases in front of the church are shaped like a horseshoe and decorated with stone reliefs depicting the stations of the cross.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sunset At MuseumsQuartier

When I took this photo, the weather wasn´t very nice, therefore only a few people were populating the courtyard of MuseumsQuartier.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Trying To Not Get Lost

The day before yesterday I was at the opening of VIENNAFAIR, an international trade fair for contemporary art focusing on Central and Eastern Europe. These two ladies, seemingly twins, tried to find their way between the stands of more than 120 galleries (Believe me, it was easy to get lost). I liked how they were focused on planning their route.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Theseus Temple #1

The Theseus Temple, located in Volksgarten and created by Peter von Nobile from 1819 to 1823, is a smaller copy of the Temple of Hepheastus in Athens, Greece. Until 1890 the temple housed a sculpture of Theseus by Antonio Canova that can now be found at the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts). After some years of renovation the temple is now gleaming in new splendor.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lazy Afternoon

In case you are wondering how I spent yesterday afternoon: I cycled to Augarten and then enjoyed my reading material and the sun... Not bad at all!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tables And Chairs

Browsing my recent photographs, I found several pictures of tables and chairs waiting for guests. Whatever that may mean, in this case I like the eye-catching cushions.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Modern Balconies

This house in the 19th district caught my eyes because of its balconies. As the house is located on a hillside, the view from the balconies must be awesome. If my apartment had a balcony I would practically live only out there during the summer season. Click here for some more balconies in Vienna.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Flower Basket

In Austria, today we are celebrating Mother´s Day. I guess that the flower shops will sell very well, as every year... I hope you will all have a great day - whether you´re a mum or not ;-)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Coffee Break

The "Kleines Café" in the city center, designed in the mid-1970s, is Vienna´s smallest coffee house. When the weather is fine, it´s nice to sit in front of the café on the idyllic Franziskanerplatz.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Balcony #5

This balcony belongs to a mansion in a very calm and elegant quarter of the 18th district. I love how the balcony is greened up.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Inflatable Sculpture

As I told you the day before yesterday, there are currently some first events in occasion of MuseumsQuartier Wien´s 10th anniversary going on. One of them is the presentation of inflatable sculptures made of plastic, designed by Austrian artists. Amongst others you can find this boxing glove by Karl-Heinz Ströhle and Martin Strauss, entitled "We got the power", in front of the MuseumsQuartier.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Big Girls

These two graffiti girls can be found on the outside of 3Raum Theater, opened in 2006 in the former anatomy building of the University of Veterinary Medicine (which houses now the University of Music and Performing Arts). The theater is predominantly a home for young arists and actors groups.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

The cultural complex MuseumsQuartier Wien is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. At the moment you can find this poster all over Vienna, it promotes the first major kick-off events which start today.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Goethe (And My Bicylce)

Usually I cycle only on Donauinsel (Danube Island) because it´s near my place and there´s no traffic (aside from other cyclists, joggers, skaters, walkers), but some days ago I gave the cycle lanes on Ringstrasse a try and thus circled the whole city center. I took some photographic proofs of this "adventure", this one shows the monument to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe near Burggarten which was created by Eduard Hellmer in 1895 and erected in 1900.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Theme Day: Mailbox

... or "lack of inspiration"... Here´s just an ordinary mailbox of the Austrian Post and a beautiful blooming magnolia.
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