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Architecture Urban Walks

Loos House in Vienna

Looshaus in Vienna, Austria

The Loos House (Looshaus) is considered a central building of the Viennese Modern Age (Wiener Moderne). It was designed around 1910 by architect Adolf Loos. Because of the missing decorative elements above the windows, the Viennese called this building “The house without eyebrows”. [German]

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Urban Walks

Classic water pump in Leipzig

Classic water pump in Leipzig. Germany

Classic hand water pump seen in the streets of Leipzig.

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Urban Walks

Ell at the city hall of Hildesheim

Ell at the city hall of Hildesheim, Germany

In the past fabrics were measured in ells (Ellen). In order to have a uniform standard for the whole market such ells were displayed at central places in the city. The Elle of Hildesheim is shown at the city hall.

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Urban Walks

Cactus in Überlingen

Cactuses in Überlingen, Germany

If you are fed up with colourful flowers in window boxes why not using cactus? I saw this decoration in Überlingen, a city on Lake Constance with some remarkable old buildings.

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Urban Walks

Floral decoration in Schorndorf

Floral decoration in Schorndorf, Germany

On my way to the birthplace of Gottlieb Daimler in Schorndorf I came across this beautiful floral decoration. Which places with exceptional floral decorations do you know?

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Urban Walks

Blogtrip to Graz

Clock tower of Graz, Austria

This weekend I am invited to a blog trip featuring Graz and some parts of Styria. I really look forward to get in touch … with my home city. Yes, I’ll be a backyard explorer this weekend.

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Urban Walks

Bear at a window in Vienna

Bear at a window in Vienna, Austria

For several weeks this bear standing in a window made me smile while passing the city railway station Gumpendorfer Strasse in Vienna. By the way, this bear is not the once toy animal that makes me smile in Vienna.

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Architecture Urban Walks

Marvellous architectural detail in Vienna

Architectural detail in Vienna, Austria

I am always impressed by such details in the architecture of Vienna. I wonder how these element is called? Is this a gable sculpture?

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Urban Walks

High wheel in Haus

High wheel in Haus, Austria

On my tour through the Styrian place Haus I came across this high wheeler. Well, honestly speaking riding this kind of bike seems pretty uncomfortable to me. Have you ever tried such a high wheel? And do you know the term penny-farthing for this kind of bike?

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Urban Walks

Walks around Haus im Ennstal

Panorama view from hotel Gürtl

Today I am invited by 50plus Hotels Österreich to be a guest of the Panoramahotel Gürtl in Haus. I look forward to experience a hiking tour and having a barbecue with a great view.

The program this afternoon:

Looking for some sheep at Hauser Kaibling

A visit at the Museum of Wintersport

Walk through the place Haus im Ennstal

Joining a barbecue with a great view.

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Urban Walks

Klimt walk in Vienna

Klimt in Vienna

Tonight I am a guest at the Hotel am Konzerthaus invited by 50plus Hotels Österreich. The hotel is very special, it is decorated in the style of Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) and all rooms are filled with reproductions of that period. So I got inspired to have a small walk through Vienna visiting some venues showing works by Klimt.

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Churches Urban Walks

The hidden church of Meidling, Vienna

The 'hidden' church in Meidling, Vienna

Do you know this phenomenon: You can only spot things you know they are around you – If you don’t know their existence you’ll overlook them. After many years leaving my train at railway station Meidling the sound of church bells made me aware there is a church next to me. Well, do you see the church?