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Van de Velde and beer in Weimar

Van-de-Velde-Edition of Ehringsdorfer Urbräu

In 2013 the German states of Saxony and Thuringia are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the architect and designer Henry van de Velde. For this reason, exhibitions take place in cities like Weimar, Jena, Erfurt, Gera, Apolda, Bürgel, and Chemnitz.

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Big Air Package by Christo in Oberhausen

Big Air Package in Oberhausen, Germany

Every year another interesting art project takes place at the Gasometer (a former gas holder) in Oberhausen. In 2013 I visited the ‘Big Air Package’ created by Christo. This time the artist, who is generally known for wrapping huge things, produced a kind of balloon filling the inside of the gas holder.

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Gasometer in Oberhausen

Gasometer in Oberhausen, Germany

The gasometer in Oberhausen is the largest disc-type gasholder in Europe. Today it serves as an exhibition hall. After reaching the top by an elevator or by a staircase outside the building one have an excellent view of the area.

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Exhibition ‘Sound of Music’ in Salzburg

Exhibition 'Sound of Music' in Salzburg, Austria

At the Panorama Museum of Salzburg, which offers a great view of the historic Salzburg, I visited an exhibition about the real Trapp Family. This family was featured in the musical movie ‘Sound of Music’. At the exhibition I learned about the life of the family and what kind of songs they had really sung.

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Steam powered fire pump in Geras

Antique fire pump of Horn, Austria

An an exhibition at Stift Geras (Geras Abbey) I saw this steam powered fire pump dating back to 1911. It was used by the fire brigade of the Austrian city Horn.

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Klimt decoration at Wien Museum in Vienna

Klimt in Vienna

This exterior decoration at the walls of the Wien Museum was shown during an exhibition about its collection of works created by Gustav Klimt.

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Retrospective Weegee 1932-1960 in Vienna

Retrospective Weegee 1932-1960 in Vienna

At the gallery Westlicht I visited a retrospective with works of the American photographer Ascher (Usher) Fellig better known as Weegee.

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Exhibition ‘Architecture for Place’ in Vienna

Exhbition about Glenn Murcutt in Vienna, Austria

Today I visited an exhibition named ‘Architecture for Place’ about the Australian architect Glenn Murcutt at the AZW. I was very impressed by his works. I spent two hours by clicking through Powerpoint presentations telling me details about the buildings he has planned.

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Exhibitions about fashion photography in Vienna

Kunsthalle in Vienna, Austria

At the Kunsthalle of Vienna, I visited two interesting exhibitions about fashion photography. Whereas ‘No fashion please’ gave me an idea about contemporary fashion photography, the exhibition ‘Vanity’ showed me landmark photography from the late 1920s to the present day.

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Exhibition ‘Winter Tales’ in Vienna

Museum of fine arts in Vienna, Austria

Today I visited an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts (Kunsthistorisches Museum) in Vienna. It was titled ‘Winter Tales’ (Wintermärchen) and showed artworks dealing with the winter season.

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Exhibition ‘Vienna 1900 – Leopold Collection’

Leopoldmuseum in Vienna, Austria

Today I visited an exhibition about art in Vienna around 1900. The exhibition is shown at the Leopold Museum.

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Exhibition Forest – Tree – Man

Museum of Ethnology in Vienna, Austria

Today I visited an exhibition about the meaning of the trees and the wood for the mankind. The show took place in the Museum of Ethnology in Vienna. I was especially surprised in how many religions, cultures and nations the tree plays a central role. More…