Zwiebelmusterhaus in St. Pölten

View of the saint at the Zwiebelmusterhaus

The Zwiebelmusterhaus in Sank Pölten surprised me with its wall decoration of 168 plates. Later I learned the Zwiebelmuster is a pretty famous porcelain tableware pattern for dishware.

The Zwiebelmuster

The Zwiebelmuster saw its first production in the German manufacture of Meissen. In English, this pattern is named Blue Onion. It is a further development of Asian works.

Sculpture of a Saint

The Zwiebelmusterhaus displays not only plates. It also shows the sculpture of a Saint. This is a common decoration in Catholic parts of Austria. You often see such statues in the corner of a building or a niche above the door.

Sources / More info

  • Link Description of the Blue Onion pattern on Wikipedia

Marvellous facades in Brno

Storefront 1 in Brno, Czech Republic

Some facades I came across near the railway station of Brno. In cities with railway stations built around 1900 one can see a lot of fascinating architecture near these stations. Therefore I love to stroll around these quarters and to take photos like these ones.


Fascinating storefront in Munich

Fascinating storefront in Munich, Germany

On my way to the Bavarian State Archaeological Collection I came across this fascinating storefront of a Munich hotel.