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”.
Classic hand water pump seen in the streets of Leipzig.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
I am always impressed by such details in the architecture of Vienna. I wonder how these element is called? Is this a gable sculpture?
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?
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…
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…
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…