Salzburg it is not only the city of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but also the city of the Austrian writer Georg Trakl. If you look carefully you will see several plaques with his poems scattered all over the city. For example I came across this piece depicted above at a pharmacy in the Linzerstrasse, where he used to work as a young man.
The Sebastian Cemetery (Sebastiansfriedhof) was built in the end of 16th century in the style of an Italian Campo Santo. Among others here one can find the graves of Mozart’s widow and of Paracelsus, founder of the discipline of toxicology.
A very dangerous species living in Salzburg City is the rising bollard. Joking apart it is important to know, they are very strong and are able to damage a car if they hit it from below. Not sure if this species will live there forever but for now it is worth a look to check out the attached website.
This exhibition hall at the Karlsplatz in Vienna is a dependence of the Kunsthalle at the Museumsquartier in Vienna. Generally I love to see the changing public art placed next to the hall. By the way the bird-like sculpture at the right edge of the pic is an owl decorating the library of the Vienna University of Technology.
Monument to the Austrian actor and singer Alexander Girardi (1850-1918) located in the Girardi park in Vienna. The monument shows him as ‘Valentin’ in the play ‘Der Verschwender‘, written by Ferdinand Raimund. In this play Alexander Girardi got famous with his rendition of the Hobellied.
On a harbour tour with a boat of the company ‘Wurm+Köck’ in Linz we also entered this shipyard founded in 1840 and still producing and overhauling ships. My first impression: ‘Gosh, how neat and green such a slipway can be’.
Speaking in terms of space the New Cathedral of Linz (Neuer Dom) is the largest church of Austria. It is even larger than St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. This photo was taken from the top of a wooden tower named Keine Sorgen Turm, which has been erected for the event Höhenrausch.
One of my favourite diversions: Taking photos of decorations which don’t fit to the geography of the region. So I took this pic of an elephant seen at a building at the main square of Linz. The house is also known for being the home of a cellar theatre (Kellertheater) which generally performs comedies.
During a stopover in Linz, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote the Symphony No. 36 (Linz Symphony) in this building located in the historic centre of the city. The Mozarthaus isn’t open for public but the inner court is worth a visit though.