Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Reflections #30

The sky reflected in the windows of an office building in the 3rd district.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A New Obsession?

Is there a new obsession showing up? I discovered these bright coloured chairs last Sunday and I just had to photograph them. Slowly but surely I'm running out of time for more photos of chairs, as in Vienna the cafés and restaurants are legally obligated to close their outdoor areas every year at the end of November.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Parallel Vienna 2015

On Saturday afternoon I attended the Parallel Vienna. This art festival presented the works of more than 400 young and aspiring as well as established national and international artists. I have to admit that I didn't quite understand most of the "artworks"...

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sunday Flowers #167

"For man, as for flower and beast and bird,
the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive." - D. H. Lawrence

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Chairs in The Rain

We started this week with chairs, and we end it with chairs. The sober colours correspond to the current bad weather...

Friday, September 25, 2015

Crazy Shoes

I was a little disappointed by the artworks at the viennacontemporary art fair, and even the people were less colourful than expected. One gallerist at least wore these crazy, eye-catching shoes.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Contemporay Art

Yesterday I attended the opening of the viennacontemporary art fair: 99 galleries from 25 countries, ranging from Austria to East and West, present their artists at Vienna's most important international art fair.
99 galleries from 25 countries, ranging from Austria to East and West,
99 galleries from 25 countries, ranging from Austria to East and West,
99 galleries from 25 countries, ranging from Austria to East and West,
99 galleries from 25 countries, ranging from Austria to East and West,
99 galleries from 25 countries, ranging from Austria to East and West,

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Offices With a View

Offices with balconies in the "Viertel Zwei" area in the 2nd district. I'm not sure if I would love to work in one of the offices. It must be hard to sit at your desk on a sunny day if there's a balcony where you could enjoy the good weather...

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

One of my Favourite Places

My favourite part of Praterstraße in the 2nd district seen through a lomo filter. As I love tables and chairs as well as bicycles, this seems a rather perfect photo to me ;-)

Monday, September 21, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunday Flowers #166

"If every plant and flower were found in all places, the charm of locality would not exist.
Everything varies, and that gives the interest." -
Richard Jefferies

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Wooden Veranda

A beautiful wooden veranda in the 5th district... The days to enjoy the open veranda will be numbered due to the upcoming autumn...

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Coming Soon...

I recently fell in love with this bow on the cover of a small building lot in the city center. There were no indications of which kind of shop will be opened soon...

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Look Who's Watching

He's watching everything that goes on in the street and who's driving in and out of the garage...  He seems to take his "job" seriously...

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Courtyard of the Teutonic Order #7

The Deutschordenshaus in the city center is the seat of the Teutonic Order, a German-based Roman Catholic religious order formed at the end of the 12th century. I love the building for its quiet courtyard and its "pawlatschen", the wooden gallery that runs in the atrium outside the building, facing the courtyard.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Greened up Passage

As you may already know, I love courtyards and passages. The other day I took a short walk in the 5th district and rediscovered this passage. There's a café behind the windows on the right side and in the courtyard. It is a long time since I have been sitting there with a friend of mine...

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sunday Flowers #165

"A late summer garden has a tranquility found no other time of the year." - William Longgood

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Outdoor Showroom

The interior designer at Palais Harrach in the city center uses the courtyard of the baroque palace as outdoor showroom.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Beautiful Amphoras

Beautiful amphoras in front of a hotel in a quiet street in the city center.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sunset Obsession #22

The sunset over the Old Danube more than two weeks ago... I'm watching this photo with melancholy because it reminds me of my summer holidays - they seem already so far away...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Glimpse of Greece

Looking through a window inside the Greek garden in the Kagran School Gardens... I love the fresh blue of the window frame, tables and chairs.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

My Aunt's Allotment Garden

 Last Saturday I was invited to a party in my aunt's allotment garden in the 19th district. As it was too cold and rainy to sit outside, we had to party inside this small house.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Back To School

Today is the first day of the new school year for 220.000 Viennese children and adolescents. These cakes are perfect to sweeten their day...

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

Girl With Colourful Hair

Here's another mural (byJerson Jimenez ) that was created during the "Calle Libre - Festival for Urban Aesthetics".

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Mysterious Mural

This mural by Austrian illustrator and artist Frau Isa was created during the "Calle Libre - Festival for Urban Aesthetics" in August. Please click here for another mural by Frau Isa, discovered last year.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September Theme Day: Curiosities

This ball-shaped building - "Kugelmugel" - is located in the Prater in the 2nd district. It was created by artist Edwin Lipburger in 1971 and originally was located in Lower Austria. In 1984 the "Republic of Kugelmugel" declared independence, Lipburger refused to pay taxes to the Austrian government and began to print his own stamps, for which he received a prison sentence in court. Only a pardon by the Austrian President saved him from going to jail. Austrian state officials relocated the structure to the Prater park and surrounded it with barbed wire fencing.
Click here to view thumbnails of all participants in the theme day.