The most famous building at the market place of Hildesheim is probably the guildhall of the butchers (Knochenhaueramtshaus). It was destroyed in March 1945 and has been completely restored after 1986. I was surprised to see that some of the old soffits got contemporary paintings obviously influenced by the cruelty of World War II.
This installation created by the artist Josef Bernhardt is called ‘Warten auf Vögel IV’ (‘Waiting for Birds IV’). It is part of the project ‘Kunst im Öffentlichen Raum’ (Art in Public Spaces) in Vienna.
The sculpture ‘Points of View’ by Tony Cragg is placed in the Schaumburgergasse (4. District). I was very surprised to see this sculpture in Vienna again, as I saw a similar sculpture in Stuttgart some days earlier.
The landmark of Dortmund is the big U on top of a former brewery building. Today the building houses besides others the Museum Ostwall and some exhibition rooms. The elements looking like mosaics are actually movies shown high over the city.
In this picture my shadow is standing on public art created by the Austrian artist Eva Schlegel. The artwork is located at the soil in front of the Office of the Federal President of Austria in Vienna.
Fire! Fire! Fire! Yellow smoke is drifting from the basement of an office building at a central place of Vienna. A truck of the fire brigade is standing next to the building but the firefighters don’t care about this incident. What is going on? Well, the solving of this marvel: It’s not a fire, it’s just contemporary art.
Fun idea: Near the geographic centre of my city a model of a peach stone indicates the city centre. Actually this is a pun as in German language we use for the centre of a city and the stone of a fruit the same term: ‘Kern’. The sculpture was designed by the artists Anne and Peter Knoll.
The bronze sculpture ‘Hill Arches’ was designed by Henry Moore in 1973. It is located in a water basin in front of the baroque Karlskirche in Vienna. Some criticize the contrast between classical and modern. We enjoy the artfully curved lines in both works.
In the subway station Volkstheater 1991 the first work of publick art in the Vienna subway network was finished. For this purpose, a 360 m2 glass mosaic was made to designs by the artist Anton Lehmden. He is attributed to the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism. [German]
Fun detail seen in Kassel: A figure standing on top of a sphere inside a church tower. Its a sculpture created by the artist Stephan Balkenhol. The traffic lights are not art, I was just standing at a pedestrian crossing and there was no time for a better position.