In 2012 the former S-Bahn station Wien Südbahnhof was renamed into Quartier Belvedere. The walls of the modernized station are covered with illustrations and historical info about the gone railway station Südbahnhof and some promotion for the nearby 21er Haus and Belvedere.
Artful lock of a garden gate seen at the Belvedere Gardens in Vienna. The figurine of a man situated in the middle of the lock made me think it could portray a Native American?
A locomotive of the ÖBB Class 1010 seen at the main railway station of Vienna. Only twenty pieces of these electric locomotives have been produced in the years 1955 – 1958. The locomotive depicted above is used for classic train trips by the Austrian Club 1018.
The project ‘Windows for Peace’ is going to show 150+ peace heroes in the windows of lanes located next to the Museum of Peace. You can find the Museum of Peace in the Blutgasse 3, 1. District.
The first descriptive numbering in Vienna was ordered by Maria Theresa in 1770. At that time the house numbers were given successively as the houses were built. Later the system changed into orientation numbers combining street names and numbers. The address Wien N° 1379 is a remain of the first numbering system.
The geese girl fountain (Gänsemädchenbrunnen) created by the Czech sculptor Antonín Pavel Wagner shows a girl with three geese. The geese refer to the first site of the fountain which was the former poultry market of the city. Today you can find this fountain next to the Rahlstiege, a staircase in the 6th district of Vienna.
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.
This memorial plaque for Samuel Langhorne Clemes, generally known as Mark Twain, is placed at that hotel in Vienna where he used to stay between October 1898 and May 1899. The hotel named Ambassador is still a prime address in Vienna.
Stadtschrift, an association for the collection, preservation and documentation of historic facade signs created this open air exhibition at a fire wall in Vienna. I love the idea to show them in public instead of a presentation inside a hall. So we can see these signs in a way we used to do on our walks to school or job in earlier times.
This monument next to the Minorites Church (Minoritenkirche) is dedicated to the Austrian landscape and architectural painter Rudolf v. Alt. I loves his works because they show me how Austria looked like before photographers started to take pictures of Austrian sceneries and sights.