Fun idea: Near the geographic centre of my city a model of a peach stone indicates the city centre. This is a pun as in the German language we use for the centre of a city and the stone of a fruit the same term: ‘Kern’. The sculpture was designed by the artists Anne and Peter Knoll.
One of the loveliest places in Graz is the Hauptplatz. It is the main square of the city. I took this photo from the balcony of the city hall. The clock tower (Uhrturm) on top of the hill is the landmark of Graz.
An inner yard in Graz. One can find them especially at the 1st district of the city. Some of them are open for public. I took this photo while climbing up to a gallery located in the fifth store of an old building in the centre of Graz.
View from the terrace of the Gallery Remixx in Graz. The church on the left side is the Dom (Cathedral) of Graz, the three spires on the right side belong to the Katharinenkirche and the mausoleum of Emperor Friedrich II.
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.
Action! On my way back home from the rose mound of Schloss Eggenberg a peacock blocked my way. I tried to frighten him by looking squarely into his eyes … but he had so many of them! So I went back on a different path …
A statue of God Mercury at the planetary garden of Schloss Eggenberg, located in Graz, Austria. He is known as god of the travellers. Well, is he the god of the travel bloggers as well? What do you think?
Amazing! Next to a construction site, I saw this rainbow (bottom left) in the streets of Graz. It was caused by a drizzle, with which the dust of demolition work had been tied. So I had the chance to walk through a rainbow for the first time.
Art Nouveau building located in a shopping street named Sporgasse in Graz. Well, the building obviously need a kind of brush-up but actually I love this combination of beauty and decay. What do you think?