Since 1422 tanners have been working at the address Lederergasse 5 in Salzburg. At the same address there is still a shop run by the family Schliesselberger selling goods made of leather. During opening hours you can visit a fascinating detail of Salzburg: In a room on the 1st floor there are some frescoes probably dating back to the mid of 16th century.
A medallion, formerly part of a Roman tombstone dated with 2nd century, seen in a wall of a building in the city of Wels (Stadtplatz 18). The man is wearing a Roman toga, the lady is dressed with a Celtic costume. During the Roman era the city of Wels was known as Ovilava and served as capital city of the Roman province Noricum Ripense.
Roman millstone (3rd century) seen in Wels, Austria. The stone, also known as millarium, mentions Emperor Maximinus Thrax and tells about reconstructed streets and bridges after an invasion by the Alamanni.
Shop sign of a hat shop in Linz. I’ve no idea why the faces are green but the green colour makes the sign even more remarkable. The decoration on the right side is part of the Christmas decoration 2014.
Every year in December a medieval Christmas market takes place in front of the Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtlichs Museum) in Vienna. The market, which is generally named after the whole area (Arsenal) lasts only for a weekend so you should look for the exact date beforehand.
Memories! Years ago I used to play chess with local people right on this board depicted above. I am glad to see, the public chess board is still in use. By the way the man on the sphere is a sculpture created by Stephan Balkenhol. The official name is ‘Sphaera‘, but people just call it ‘Mozartkugel‘.
Sundial in one of the inner yards of St Peter’s Abbey (Erzabtei St. Peter) in Salzburg. The Benedictine monastery in the Austrian city of Salzburg was founded in 696 and is considered to be one of the oldest monasteries in German-speaking area.
The Wild Man Fountain (Wilder-Man-Brunnen) stands near the Furtwänglerpark in Salzburg. Personally I love the idea to see this wild man as a counterpoint to all the high class culture which is housed in the nearby Great Festival Hall (Großes Festspielhaus). By the way in his left hand you can see the emblem of the city of Salzburg. Continue reading →
Salzburg is a very traditional city. Even though you can see a lot of contemporary art in the streets. E.g. these ‘Gherkins’ created by the Austrian artist Erwin Wurm. Personally I like this piece of public art as the gherkins seems to have some personality. By the way the monument in the background is dedicated to Friedrich Schiller. I wonder if he has ever thought to write about gherkins?