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Speaking lanterns of Celle

Speaking lanterns in Celle, Germany

In the streets of Celle, I came across speaking lanterns. The told me stories about the city. I found the idea exceptional. But I thought it would be even more fun to use the standard city lamp posts for this installation.

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Artwork by Hans Hollein in Graz

Artwork by Hans Hollein in Graz, Austria

On my urban walk I came across this artwork in front of the Neue Galerie in Graz. The artwork – created by Hans Hollein (1934-2014) and titled as the Golden Calf (Das goldene Kalb) – is made of a waggon for mineral oil transportationn and reminded me of this cult image mentioned in the bible.

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Public Art Traditions

Fingerhakeln in Ehrenhausen

Fingerhakeln in Ehrenhausen, Austria

Fun sculpture seen in Ehrenhausen, a place in the Austrian state of Styria. It shows a tradition called Fingerhakeln (finger wrestling) which is especially known in Austria and Bavaria.

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Public Art Railway Stations

Public art by Max Weiler at Innsbruck railway station

Artwork by Max Weiler at Innsbruck central station

At Innsbruck central station (Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof) I had a look at this public art by Max Weiler. The depicted man at the right edge of the painting represents an important person in the history of Innsbruck. It is Emperor Maximilian I.

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Public Art Railway Stations

Sculpture L’Ange Protecteur in Zurich

Sculpture L'Ange Protecteur in Zurich, Switzerland

On my walk through Zurich Central Station (Zürich Hauptbahnhof) I came across this public art created by Niki de Saint Phalle. The sculpture is titled L’Ange Protecteur. I’ve already seen a lot of public art by this artist in Hanover, but this was my first encounter with her work at a railway station.

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Public Art Sculptures

Sculpture by Robert Indermaur in Thusis

Sculpture of a waiting lady in Thusis

This bronze sculpture named ‘Die Reisende‘ (The Traveller) was created by Robert Indermaur in 1993. It is situated on a platform of the railway station Thusis. I took the photo from my seat at a panorama coach of the Albula Railway. Love the white hat which made me think this lady has already been waiting for a long time.

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Public Art Railway Stations

Public art by Chris Burden in Deutschlandsberg

Artwork by Chris Burden in Deutschlandsberg, Austria

This building seen at the railway station of Deutschlandsberg is not a shelter from World War II. It is an artwork named Poured Concrete Bunker created by Chris Burden.

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Greened car by BijaRi in Graz

Greened car by Bijari in Graz, Austria

Well, what do you think if you suddenly see such a car in the streets of your city? If you think this is a sort of art work you are right. It is an urban intervention made by BijaRi, a group of architects and artists from São Paulo.

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Are these eggs of dinosaurs?

Artwork in Graz, Austria

Some artwork in my city Graz. Well, I guess it is artwork. The pieces could also be eggs of dinosaurs. I’ll keep you informed! 🙂

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Public Art Sculptures

Owl at the library of an university in Vienna

The owl at the library in Vienna

This owl is a decoration created by the Swiss artist and architect Bruno Weber. It is placed at the Vienna University of Technology Library. Looks like a place of much wisdom, doesn’t it?

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Light bulbs at railway station Wels

Light bulbs at the railway station of Wels, Austria

In front of the railway station of Wels, I discovered this artwork. Powered by solar panels and fixed on flexible poles, the lights started to shake as soon as there was a breeze in the street.

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Public Art Sculptures

Pre-planking sculpture in Bad Goisern

Sculpture in Bad Goisern, Austria

On my way back to the railway station of Bad Goisern I came across this sculpture in a small park. I don’t know the artist or the real meaning of that artwork but it seemed to be a piece of the “pre-planking’ period. 😉