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Luise Spannring in Salzburg, Austria

Luise Spannring depicted on a ceramic tile

This piece seen in the Steingasse reminded me of the fact that a lot of stove setters (Hafner) used to work in this street in earlier times. Luise Spannring is a known name as well. She became famous for running a ceramic school and creating many nice things, e.g. nativity scenes made of ceramic.

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Three-headed peacock in Constance

Three-headed peacock in Constance, Germany

A plaque with a three-headed peacock seen in the streets of Constance (Konstanz). Why are three heads wearing a tiara each of them? At the beginning of the 15th century, there were three popes in power at the same time.

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Sculpture of a Reblaus in Gumpoldskirchen

Memorial plaque to Hans Moser in Gumpoldskirchen, Austria

This fun sculpture is placed next to a memorial plaque to the Austrian actor Hans Moser. Both are standing in Gumpoldskirchen, a centre of wineries south of Vienna. Besides his movies and plays Hans Moser got famous for singing a song about the ‘Reblaus’ (‘Pyhlloxera’). The Reblaus is a pest for grapevines.

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Memorial plaque to Arthur Fleischmann

Memorial plaque for Arthur Fleischmann in Vienna, Austria

This memorial plaque seen at the Favoritenstraße 12 is dedicated to the sculptor Arthur Fleischmann. The design is pretty special. It has a piece of Perspex included. So it reminds of the fact that the artist used this material in his works many times.