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Diving platform on top of a hotel in Kassel

Diving platform on top of a hotel in Kassel, Germany

Odd detail seen on top of a hotel near Kassel Central Station: A diving platform! The explanation for this strange combination: It’s an artwork.

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Public Art Sculptures

‘Hare’ by Jürgen Goertz in Nuremberg

Sculpture by Jürgen Goertz in Nuremberg, Germany

Remarkable sculpture created by the artist Jürgen Goertz seen on an even more striking place. It is situated in sight distance of Albrecht Dürer’s home, the creator of the famous painting: ‘Young Hare’.

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Artwork by Hans Hollein in Graz

Artwork by Hans Hollein in Graz, Austria

For some weeks this artwork by Hans Hollein stood in front of the Neue Galerie in Graz. The former tank wagon for petroleum is named “The Golden Calf”. I guess this refers to the golden calf in the bible and the high importance of oil for mankind.

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Public Art Traditions

Fingerhakeln in Ehrenhausen

Fingerhakeln in Ehrenhausen, Austria

Fun sculpture seen in Ehrenhausen, a place in the Austrian province Styria. It shows a local tradition called ‘Fingerhakeln’. Is this tradition in your region known? Do you know any English term for it? Perhaps ‘finger wrestling’?

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Public Art Railway Stations

Artwork by Max Weiler at Innsbruck main railway station

Artwork by Max Weiler at Innsbruck central station

At Innsbruck main railway station (Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof) I had a look at this artwork by Max Weiler. Well, who of you knows which historic person related to Innsbruck is shown at the right half of this painting? More…

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Public Art Railway Stations

Artwork by Chris Burden in Deutschlandsberg

Artwork by Chris Burden in Deutschlandsberg, Austria

This building seen at the railway station of Deutschlandsberg is not a shelter from World War II. It is an artwork named Poured Concrete Bunker created by Chris Burden.

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Austrian sculpture park south of Graz

Sculpture park in Unterpremstätten, Austria

While walking through the Austrian sculpture park south of Graz I came across this artwork. Though I assume it is already named I wonder how would you name it?

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Greened car by BijaRi in Graz

Greened car by Bijari in Graz, Austria

Well, what do you think if you suddenly see such a car in the streets of your city? If you think this is a kind of art work you are right. It is an urban intervention made by BijaRi, a group of architects and artists from São Paulo. More…

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Are these eggs of dinosaurs?

Artwork in Graz, Austria

Some artwork in my city Graz. Well, I guess it is artwork. The pieces could also be eggs of dinosaurs. I’ll keep you informed! More…

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Light bulbs at railway station Wels

Light bulbs at the railway station of Wels, Austria

In front of the railway station of Wels, I discovered this artwork. Powered by solar panels and fixed on flexible poles, the lights started to shake as soon as there was a breeze in the street.

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Pre-planking sculpture in Bad Goisern

Sculpture in Bad Goisern, Austria

On my way back to the railway station of Bad Goisern I came across this sculpture in a small park. I don’t know the artist or the real meaning of that artwork but it seemed to be a piece of the “pre-planking’ period. 😉 More…

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Beagle Boys in Krems an der Donau

Art about the Beagle Boys

Fun detail seen in front of the Museum for Cartoons (Karikaturmuseum) in Krems an der Donau: The Beagle Boys. Let me try a translation: We were struggling so bravely, we poor Beagle Boys, but all our efforts were for nothing. The most fun detail: This cartoon was placed opposite the jail of the city. More…