SALZBURG, AUSTRIA 🇦🇹: ROCK ME AMADEUS

I saw this in a window, but I don’t know why. Jean Claude Van Damme is Belgian.
To mark the seventh Salzburg Art Project, the English sculptor Anthony Cragg has installed an approximately 5 metre-high sculpture made of patinated bronze on the Makartplatz. The title “Caldera” is a geological term denoting a volcanic crater, which in English also carries poetic connotations. Here the artist is exploring space and matter, suffused with the energy and emotion unleashed by dramatic processes. And, not least, he is alluding to the bowl-like location of Salzburg itself. http://salzburgfoundation.at/en/salzburg-art-project/anthony-cragg-2008/
Salzach River runs between the Old Town and New Town.

Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church). Completed in 1707.

Mozart’s birthplace. He was born here on January 27, 1756. The family lived on the third floor from 1747-1773.

The oldest delicatessen store in the festival city of Salzburg has been in operation since its establishment as a colonial goods trader in the Getreidegasse over 350 years ago. The lovingly maintained antique shelves guarantee a sense of nostalgia. Four generations of the Kopp family have now run the business since 1919. https://www.salzburg.info/en/travel-info/infos/r.f.azwanger_az_10646
Selfie time.
Love ❤️ locks 🔐 on the bridge.
Passage for ‘schmucks’ only.
Mirabellgarten
Dreifaltigkeitskirche. Completed in 1702.

The Mozarts lived here from 1773-1787.

13sep17 Salzburg, Austria 🇦🇹 

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VIENNA, AUSTRIA STREET ART: KOZ DOS & FRIENDS

Koz Dos is a street artist from Venezuela. He likes to combine elements of humans and animals in his imagery. At the bottom of this mural is Stinkfish (from Colombia) and an artist I can’t place, but I love it. 

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12sep17 Vienna, Austria

VIENNA, AUSTRIA: EINBAHN

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St. Stephens Cathedral in all of its Gothic Glory

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Wustenrot is an insurance company that happens to be housed in a gorgeous architectural wonder in the city center. The statue in front is of Johannes Gensberg, a.k.a. Gutenberg, the inventor of the modern printing press.

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Mozarthaus, Mozart’s House 1784-1787

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Josef is a political prisoner who was jailed in 2014. He was arrested in an anti-fascist demonstration against the right-wing group Akademikerball. 

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He lives!

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It’s not just Vienna. It seems like just about every city throws up this slogan somewhere. 
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Mozart lived in this building between 1784-1787
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Older piece from Puerta Rican artist Alexis Diaz, standing the test of time off of Favoritenstrasse.
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From Colombian street artist, Stinkfish.
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A Space Invader spotted up high
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The wear and tear brings even more character to this piece by Miami-based Evoca 1.

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Happy Pez next to a brooding image.

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11&12Sep2017 Vienna, Austria

VIENNA, AUSTRIA: CLASSICALLY COMPOSED

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Kids hang out on the Beethoven statue at Beethovenplatz.

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“form bands” ?
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This piece is based on the scene that has Harold Lloyd (The Third Genius – never got the recognition of a Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton)  hanging from a clock on a high-rise building in the 1923 comedy “Safety Last.”

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You walk through this doorway to get to Mozart’s apartment (from 1784-1787) – where he composed ‘The Marriage of Figaro.”
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a building in Mozartplatz

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12sep17 Vienna, Austria

VIENNA, AUSTRIA STREET ART: “KISS ME I’M IRISH, ONCE YOU GO BLACK…” by LUSHSUX

This mural mocks the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight of about 2 weeks ago. It also mocks Mayweather’s alleged illiteracy. The artist is Melbourne, Australia-based Lushsux.

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12sep17 Vienna, Austria

VIENNA, AUSTRIA: IT COULD BE WURST

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 A Würstelstand (Sausage Stand)
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Käsekrainer: sausage filled with small chunks of cheese (German: Käse).
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Massive St. Stephens Cathedral. Iconic gothic structure that houses the archbishop of Vienna.

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Self-Portrait as Rembrandt II
by famed Austrian painter Arnulf Rainer, 1969/70

 

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Karlskirche (St. Charles’s Church)IMG_0097IMG_0098IMG_0100IMG_0103IMG_0117IMG_0120

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“the youth is in the rebellion”

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“against prisons and a society that needs them”

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The Haus Des Meeres is an aquarium housed inside an old flak tower (built in WWII to defend agains air raids.) The slogan Smashed to Pieces .. In the Still of the Night is a memorial against war and fascism designed by Lawrence Weiner.

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Collaboration: Swan by Tel-Aviv-based Dede Bandaid and the poetry is by Nitzan Mintz.

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On Neubau Street, 7th District
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Artist: Tabby
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Artist: Rami Meiri

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12sep17 Vienna, Austria

 

VIENNA, AUSTRIA 🇦🇹: SHAKE YOUR BON BONS

Wiener Konzerthaus. Opened 1913.

The Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) -consecrated in 1147- has survived through many wars and has become a symbol of Vienna’s freedom.


Completely transparent office building next to the central train station.

Massive bike culture here. Very specific lanes set aside for cyclists. Stay out of them if you’re not on a bike!

Pond in Stadtpark.


12sep17 Vienna, Austria 🇦🇹 

VIENNA, AUSTRIA 🇦🇹: A GLIMPSE

Karlskirche (St. Charles’s Church) is a baroque church consecrated in 1737. Located at Karlsplatz.

Vivid reminders of classical geniuses.

The Jesuit Church (German: Jesuitenkirche), also known as the University Church, consecrated in 1627.

Face sculpture at Stadtpark. 

12sep17 Vienna, Austria 🇦🇹