Above/featured: Belvedere Garden, north from Marble Hall in Upper Belvedere to Lower Belvedere and beyond to St. Stephen’s Cathedral at left-centre – 19 May.
It’s easy to reduce a city to stereotypes, distilling landmarks to short paragraph summaries designed for easy consumption.
Some might say: you’re making things too complicated; they’ve got to be simpler. That misguided sentiment needlessly and carelessly minimizes the diversity and complexity of a city, her people, and the infrastructure through which citizens reside, navigate, and thrive. Although I chased after traces of Otto Wagner throughout Vienna, I’m also interested in illuminating the city as reflections from past and present and as glimpses of resident and visitor.
Votivkirche, north from Rathausplatz and Reichsratsstrasse – 16 May 2018.
Arkadenhof der Universität Wien / Arcade Court, University of Vienna – 16 May 2018.
Grünangerstrasse 8: above the door frame is a bakery crest for the Kipferlhaus, marking the apparent and disputed location of the first Kipferl (“crescent”) made in Vienna before appearing years later in France as the “croissant.” As for the street name “Grünanger”, the historical meaning would have been “green meadow” – 18 May 2018.
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Love that shot of Belvedere Garden. Can’t wait to visit this city soon 🙂
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Hi, Lorelle. I like that shot, too, but it’s not my favourite or the most memorable! 😅 I hope you arrive in Vienna soon: there’s a lot to see and not enough time to see everything. Thanks for your comment!
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