I discovered this faded mural on a classicistic building near the Albertplatz in Dresden. At the time of my visit, the house is being used as a restaurant under the name “Altes Wettbüro” (“Old Betting Office”). [German]
A challenge for attentive walks are the quotes on the house walls of Weimar. They inspire not only to look on gables, but also to reflect. This quote from Jules Renard made me pensive: “If you know life, please give me its address” (Wenn Sie das Leben kennen, geben Sie mir doch bitte seine Anschrift). What exactly makes us think we know life? [German]
This mosaic near the main railway station of Graz was created by Norbertine Bresslern-Roth (1891-1978). She is regarded as one of the most famous animal painters worldwide. Some of her works are displayed at the Neue Galerie in Graz.
In the first moment I was surprised to see embrasures at this edifice of the former curacy but later I learned the Baroque building was errected on the walls of a former defence tower. The fresco above the richly ornamented portal depicts Saint Nicholas, to whom the nearby church is consecrated.
Pretty narrative mural seen at the Slovenian Institut of Hop Research and Brewing (Inštitut za hmeljarstvo in pivovarstvo Slovenije) in Žalec. This institut is located next to the museum about hop-growing and brewing industry in Slovenia (Ekomuzej hmeljarstva in pivovarstva)
The High Castle (Hohes Schloss) in Füssen is known for its walls decorated with a 15th-century Trompe l’oeil. Personally, I was impressed by a couple of ‘painted’ oriel windows which give the castle a surreal touch.
I did know Füssen is known for a lot of amazing Trompe-l’œils on the walls of the High Castle (Hohes Schloss). Though I was surprised to see in the streets of Füssen such an impressive Trompe-l’œil featuring a book. In this depiction the three legs of the city arms are linked to the character traits diligent, honest and helpful (fleissig – ehrlich – hilfsbereit).
This depiction on the facade of a building situated on the Hauptstraße of Kindberg displays the four seasons: Frühling (spring), Sommer (summer), Herbst (autumn) and Winter (winter).