An interesting detail of Graz: There are a lot of signs mentioning the string A.E.I.O.U. This was used by the Habsburg Emperor Frederick III who resided in Graz for many years. The meaning of this string is still unsolved. [German]
This house sign in Graz shows a bird standing on a combination of a star and a crescent. The combination star and crescent was already known in the Hellenistic period (4th–1st centuries BCE). The crescent represents the moon, the star represents the sun or the morning star. [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.
At the inner courtyard of the priests’ seminary in Graz, Austria
Inside a shop people of Graz are very proud of. Lena Hoschek was born and grew up in Graz and opened her first studio in this city as well. In the meantime she have become an international recognized fashion designer.
Depiction of a praying mantis seen at a door of a Gründerzeit building in Graz.
At the beginning of the festival La Strada I watched the French group Décor Sonore playing in the streets of the city using hand rails, barriers, traffic signs and even balcony rails as instruments. By the way the German word for beginning is ‘Anfang’.
This sundial created by Wolfgang Buchner is situated at the Styrian state archive in Graz. The state archive is located at the Karmeliterplatz, a plaza in the centre of the city.