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My Salzburg: more modern art than a Mozart mix

For a different way of examining Salzburg in north-central Austria that goes beyond the history of the Habsburgs and the music of Mozart, the Walk of Modern Art allows visitors and residents to walk through parts of the city for a mix of historical and contemporary perspectives at street-level and from the cliffs above. The art pieces are placed throughout the city’s Old Town to coincide with key landmarks and sights. The city of Salzburg also provides information about the walk.

  1. Marina Abramovic: Spirit of Mozart (2004)
  2. Stephan Balkenhol: Sphaera (2007), Frau im Fels (2007)
  3. Christian Boltanski: Vanitas (2009)
  4. Anthony Cragg: Caldera (2008)
  5. Anselm Kiefer: A.E.I.O.U. (2002)
  6. Brigitte Kowanz: Beyond Recall (2011)
  7. Markus Lüpertz: Mozart – Eine Hommage (2005)
  8. Mario Merz: Ziffern im Wald (2003)
  9. Jaume Plensa: Awilda (2010)
  10. James Turrell: Sky-Space (2006)
  11. Manfred Wakolbinger: Connection (2011)
  12. Erwin Wurm: Gurken (2011)

Access to all of the art work is free of admission charge, though the pieces by Boltanski and Kiefer are subject to limited opening hours.

UNESCO inscribed Salzburg’s Old Town as World Heritage Site in 1996.

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Annasäule, Rathaus Galerien, Innsbruck, Tirol, Tyrol, Austria, Oesterreich, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Innsbruck’s Maria-Theresien-Strasse at noon

It’s almost high noon on Friday in early May. The warm late-spring sun brings people out onto the pedestrian-street Maria-Theresien-Strasse. With the Annasäule behind and out of frame, the view above faces north towards the spires of the Spitalskirche zum Heiligen Geist (Hospital Church of the Holy Spirit) and the Stadtturm (City Tower) with the Nordkette mountains in the background. Decisions to come are very important: ice cream or beer? Or is the answer simply yes?

I made the picture above on 11 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and settings: 1/800-sec, f/11, ISO1000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-ckD.

Optik Renate Hopffer, Brillenmacher, optician, eye shop, Riesengasse, Altstadt, Innsbruck, Tirol, Tyrol, Austria, Oesterreich, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Morning sun-glasses (Innsbrucker Altstadt)

On this particular morning at 830am, the sun shines straight down this narrow alley in Innsbruck’s Old Town. What’s highlighted are another sun far smaller, metallic, and reflective; and a set of blue-tinted eyeglasses. They indicate the location of the optician “Optik Renate Hopffer” on Riesengasse. Behind me is a centuries-old bakery that’s been open for a couple of hours. While my taste buds are seriously considering a freshly baked good, it seems only right the sun should point out to me this very scene at this very moment in time.

I made the picture above on 11 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and the settings: 1/800-sec, f/16, ISO1000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-cl6.

Triumphpforte, Triumph Arch, Salurner Strasse, Innsbruck, Tirol, Tyrol, Austria, Oesterreich, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Innsbruck’s Triumphal Arch at 730am

It’s Saturday morning at 730am, and I’m on foot to Innsbruck train station. I’ve cut through the “Altstadt” (Old Town), and the bright morning sun makes the building colours “pop” surrounded by long shadows splayed to the sides. There isn’t much car traffic at this hour; only the city’s IVB buses and trams have begun their daily runs. I’d like to wait and watch how the morning light changes over time, but I have to catch an early S-Bahn train to Scharnitz.

I made the picture above on 12 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and the settings: 1/640-sec, f/16, ISO1000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-ckZ.

Old Town, morning, Kapuzinerberg, Festung Hohensalzburg, Untersberg, Salzburg, Oesterreich, Austria, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: 7am light on Salzburg’s Old Town

If you want an elevated but zero-cost view of Salzburg’s Old Town, make sure you get the sun angle right. And if early mornings don’t give you the beatdown (because hey, coffee), ascend the steep steps of Kapuzinerberg. This rewarding view from the Hettwerbastei (Hettwer Bastion) faces southwest with the Hohensalzburg fortress at the upper left and Untersberg mountain in the background at right. Out of view from this vantage point and tucked behind Untersberg is Berchtesgaden in the southeast corner of Germany. Meanwhile, I’m sure you can make do with the illuminated colours from buildings along the south flank of the Salzach river. In 1996, UNESCO declared Salzburg Old Town as World Heritage Site.

I made the above photo on 22 May 2018 with the Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and the following settings: 1/1000-sec, f/11, ISO2000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie on fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-bUy.

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