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Commemorative year 2019 in Weimar

Memorial plaque by Walter Gropius for the Weimar Constitution of 1919

In 2019, the city of Weimar commemorates two anniversaries. On August 11, 1919, the Weimar Constitution was passed here. In the same year, the Bauhaus movement was created on the initiative of the architect Walter Gropius. An interesting intersection of both events forms this plaque, which commemorates the 11th of August, 1919: It was designed by Walter Gropius.

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Luise Spannring in Salzburg

Stove tile at the Steingasse in Salzburg, Austria

This ceramic tile in the Steingasse is reminiscent of the ceramicist Luise Spannring (1894-1982). In Salzburg, she became known as the founder of a ceramic school. Her works are exhibited in numerous museums, in the Salzburg Museum you can see ceramic nativity scenes from her.

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Plaque to Woodrow Wilson in Prague

Plaque to Woodrow Wilson at the main railway station of Prague, Czech Republic

Plaque to the 28th President of the United States Woodrow Wilson, seen at the main railway station of Prague. During the First Czechoslovak Republic and from 1945 to 1953 the largest station of the capital city was named Wilson Station (Wilsonovo nádraží).

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Women’s trail (Frauenspuren) in Salzburg

Women's trail (Frauenspuren) in Salzburg

Another interesting plaque you can see in Salzburg. A project named Frauenspuren (women’s trail) in Salzburg tells where eminent women worked or lived in the city. E.g. the plaque depicted above is dedicated to Dr. Rosa Kerschbaumer-Putjata, the first female Doctor in Austria. She ran an ophthalmic sanatorium in Salzburg.

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Memorial plaque for Mark Twain in Vienna

Memorial plaque for Mark Twain in Vienna, Austria

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.

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Poems by Georg Trakl in Salzburg

Plaque with a poem by Georg Trakl

Salzburg it is not only the city of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but also the city of the Austrian writer Georg Trakl. If you look carefully you will see several plaques with his poems scattered all over the city. The depicted poem is placed next to a pharmacy in the Linzerstrasse, where he used to work as a young man.

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Commemorative plaque for Frédéric Chopin in Vienna

Commemorative plaque for Frédéric Chopin at Kohlmarkt in Vienna

This commemorative plaque for Frédéric Chopin is placed at the address Kohlmarkt 9 (1st district of Vienna) where the Polish composer used to stay from November 1830 to July 1831 in a meanwhile demolished building.

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Three-headed peacock in Constance

Three-headed peacock in Constance, Germany

A plaque with a three-headed peacock seen in the streets of Constance (Konstanz). Why are three heads wearing a tiara each of them? At the beginning of the 15th century, there were three popes in power at the same time.

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Memorial plaque to Arthur Fleischmann

Memorial plaque for Arthur Fleischmann in Vienna, Austria

This memorial plaque seen at the Favoritenstraße 12 is dedicated to the sculptor Arthur Fleischmann. The design is pretty special. It has a piece of Perspex included. So it reminds of the fact that the artist used this material in his works many times.