Mural in Deutsch-Wagram

Mural in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria

Interesting mural seen at an abandoned building next to the railway station of Deutsch-Wagram. It shows a train dating back to the first days of passenger trains in Austria. On 23rd November 1837 the first steam train of the Austrian empire started to run from Floridsdorf to Deutsch-Wagram.


Wall decorations in Udine

Wall decorations in Udine, Italy

On my walk through the old part of Udine I came across this fascinating decorations right under the roof. I guess there is a special term for this kind of decoration. How would you call this kind of deco in Italian or English language?


The painted house of Graz

Painted house in Graz, Austria

This colourful house in my city is generally known as Gemaltes Haus (Painted House). Actually it was the seat of a duke until about 1450, so the official name is Herzogshof (Duke’s court). By the way the top down conifers were part of the Christmas decoration at that time.


Mural in Hohenems

Mural refering to the 'Song of the Nibelungs' in Hohenems, Austria

While passing the railway station of Hohenems with an Austrian commuter train I took this photo of a mural with historical background. It refers to the fact that parts of the ‘Song of the Nibelungs’ (Nibelungenlied) has been found in Hohenems.