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Old December 7th, 2017, 07:17 PM   #3041
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Delightful! Many favorites! a very nice walk
Thank you, dear Roman, I'm glad you like the pics!


Beethoven by Luepertz - Scandal or Masterpiece?

Shortly I read that Vienna has got a new Beethoven sculpture by Markus Luepertz...

http://wien.orf.at/news/stories/2882060/

... situated at the place where we can find the 1880 Beethoven Monument
by Caspar von Zumbusch:

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beetho...en-Denkmal.JPG

... and of course I went to see the new one.

A first impression...



A blue head, looking earnest, and a figure without arms and only one leg...



He seems to be listening...



A little closer...



Against the light...



The blue head with the beautiful school building in the background:



Both works at one picture:



The people are interested in the new sculpture by Luepertz, all I saw looked
at it, some even stopped and took pics.



I also read that we can find a very similar Beethoven sculpture by Markus Luepertz
in Bonn, and that there it is discussed very controversial.

http://www.bonn.de/imperia/md/images...enskulptur.jpg

Of course I have a personal opinion about this new work of art in Vienna -
but I won't tell you now, don't want to be of any influence.

I'm looking forward to your impressions and opinions about it!


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Old December 7th, 2017, 07:42 PM   #3042
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Can’t say I find much to commend the new art-work, Silvia.

Such a splendid city, though.
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Old December 8th, 2017, 01:59 AM   #3043
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Truly awful sculpture ... but great pictures, Silvia!
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Old December 8th, 2017, 07:25 AM   #3044
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Wow. dear Silvia!
Many, many fantastic pictures.
Few wonderful things in life like spending a Christmas in Vienna!
I still have mixed feelings about the new sculpture.
I send you a big hug, dear friend!
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Old December 8th, 2017, 10:08 AM   #3045
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I'd prefer a more classic Beethoven... but great pics as always.
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Old December 8th, 2017, 10:48 AM   #3046
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Hmmm, I'm a fan of contemporary sculpture but that one isn't doing it for me so far. Reminds me of a rocky-road sweet. Luv the school building though.
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Old December 8th, 2017, 11:47 AM   #3047
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lovely updates, Silvia!
really nice taxi and its driver
very amazing Christmas decorations in street red balls, huge and attractive. beautiful streets!
p.s. very interesting conception of Beethoven sculpture.
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Old December 8th, 2017, 01:20 PM   #3048
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I'm not a big fan of the sculpture, but hey, who am I?

We have a kind of controversial sculpture dedicated to an ancient writer in our own city. Not many people loved or liked it, but after some years we've get used to the sight of a pink head in the tiny park.

Great updates anyway!
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Old December 8th, 2017, 10:01 PM   #3049
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I like it!
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Beethoven by Luepertz - Scandal or Masterpiece?


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Well, his sculptures are not boring and for me very very interesting! Silvia thank you for you very detailed and close pics!!!
In many printed newspapers you can see just one pic. They want to shock the people. But your pics show us very nice, sensitiv expressions of colourful livly sculpture.
This sculpture brings colour in this part of Vienna. Like the music of Beethoven! In some years maybe they want to move this scupture, but I think the Viennese people will stand up than to protect this sculpture, because in some years this square the people can not imagine without this sculpture. I really want to know what you think about it Silvia???


Mozart´s sculpture by Markus Luepertz in Salzburg at the Ursulinen square in front of the Marcus church....

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Old December 9th, 2017, 04:59 AM   #3051
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Thank you all for your interest, liking and commenting, Jane, Nick, Roberto,
buho, skymantle, Leon, Ben, George
and VRZ!

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Wow. dear Silvia!
Many, many fantastic pictures.
Few wonderful things in life like spending a Christmas in Vienna!
I still have mixed feelings about the new sculpture.
I send you a big hug, dear friend!
Thank you, dear Roberto, and a big hug for you too!

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Hmmm, I'm a fan of contemporary sculpture but that one isn't doing it for me so far. Reminds me of a rocky-road sweet. Luv the school building though.
That's an interesting comparison, skymantle!

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lovely updates, Silvia!
really nice taxi and its driver
very amazing Christmas decorations in street red balls, huge and attractive. beautiful streets!
p.s. very interesting conception of Beethoven sculpture.
Thank you, Leon!

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I'm not a big fan of the sculpture, but hey, who am I?

We have a kind of controversial sculpture dedicated to an ancient writer in our own city. Not many people loved or liked it, but after some years we've get used to the sight of a pink head in the tiny park.

Great updates anyway!
Thank you, Ben!
Which ancient writer does this pink head represent?

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Well, his sculptures are not boring and for me very very interesting! Silvia thank you for you very detailed and close pics!!!
In many printed newspapers you can see just one pic. They want to shock the people. But your pics show us very nice, sensitiv expressions of colourful livly sculpture.
This sculpture brings colour in this part of Vienna. Like the music of Beethoven! In some years maybe they want to move this scupture, but I think the Viennese people will stand up than to protect this sculpture, because in some years this square the people can not imagine without this sculpture. I really want to know what you think about it Silvia???


Mozart´s sculpture by Markus Luepertz in Salzburg at the Ursulinen square in front of the Marcus church....

Thank you for showing the Luepertz-Mozart in Salzburg, VRZ - we can see
that Markus Luepertz has a very personal style in forming the human body.
I'm glad you also can see the positive aspects of the new sculpture in Vienna!

Answering your question... let me explain why I like Luepertz' Beethoven:

I admit - this is no beautiful sculpture. But this expressive work tells me
much more about Beethovens struggles in life than all the conventional monuments
of former centuries.
You probably all know that Ludwig van Beethoven suffered from many health
problems all his life, and, worst of all, he slowly lost his ability to hear.
A composer! A sensitive artist who loved to walk the Viennese vineyards
and listen to the melodies of the birds...

In Luepertz' sculpture we can see Beethoven's pain, but no resignation.
For me the colours symbolize his hunger for life and his creative powers.
A man who has his death-mask standing at his feet.
He has left it behind - and reached immortality.

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Old December 9th, 2017, 05:44 AM   #3052
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Around Vienna's Main Train Station
Skyscrapers and Building Sites


Around Vienna's Hauptbahnhof new buildings spring up like mushrooms.



I hope the Christmas tree is finished meanwhile!



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Need a taxi?



The headquarter of OEBB (Oesterreichische Bundesbahn)



Looking back to the train station with it's memorable roof:



Among other buildings we can find many hotels in this area.



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Thanks God they have left us this lawn - the first green that we see...



Tramline D brings you to this area with Belvedere Palace, Quartier Belvedere
and Main Train Station.

They are building like mad - but what, and for whom?
(Vienna urgently would need provision of housing for "normal" people...
At the private market you hardly get a flat now under 1.000,- Euro rent...)



The new buildings near Belvedere I showed you shortly, here from another angle
(and I bet no rents under 1.000,- Euro )



One of the Arsenal buildings behind the bridge:



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On the way back to the Main Train Station:



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Summing I can say, it is clean there, it is safe (both not self-evident for the
area around a big train station - though I can only speak of the situation at day,
not at night ) - but...

... same as applies to Donaucity: More Green, please !!


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Old December 9th, 2017, 01:29 PM   #3053
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Great, very nice updates, Silvia
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Old December 9th, 2017, 04:05 PM   #3054
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Thank you for looking in and liking, dear friends!

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Thank you very much, Christos!


Days of Virgen de Guadalupe in Vienna

From 9th to 12th of December Mexico celebrates the days of the Virgen de Guadalupe.
The Mexican community of Vienna celebrates in Votiv Church:



The beautiful glass window above the altar of the Virgen:



The altar of the Virgen of Guadalupe was well visited today and beautifully
decorated with flowers:



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This inscription remembers Habsburg Emperor Maximilian I. of Mexico who reigned
Mexico from 1864 - 1867 and ended tragically. He was initiator for the construction
of Votiv Church:



The other inscriptions you can see are prayers and thanksgivings from people
to the Virgin.



At the place in front of this beautiful white altar...



... a man sells carved figures made of wood from the olive tree:



A few more impressions of this beautiful neo-gothic church - the Main Altar:



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Detail of one of the wonderful coloured glass windows:



Outside they sold the first Christmas trees under a milky winter sun



Some picture plans for the next time: Schoenbrunn and Neubau (7th district).

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Old December 9th, 2017, 10:29 PM   #3055
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great interior of the church - the gilded altar and the stained glass photo of Our Lady of Guadalupe are the center pieces - very outstanding. Also, in relation to this, I saw a life-size portrait of Maximillian I in Chapultepec Palace in Mexico City and I learned a little history about what happened during that time from Roberto/ It was really tragic.
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Old December 10th, 2017, 12:41 AM   #3056
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Great update,dear Silvia

Lovely pictures of Votiv Church!
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Old December 10th, 2017, 04:51 AM   #3057
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What an interesting new set, dear Silvia!
Beautiful altar dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe. in Votiv Church - which is magnificent.
The beautiful Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City, was conceived by Emperor Maximilian I to move from the National Palace to his home in the Chapultepec Castle.
Thank you, dear friend!
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Old December 10th, 2017, 10:00 AM   #3058
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I'm happy about your interest and likings, thank you!

Remark: A detail of pic 10 struck me. The Virgin stands barefoot on a snake
(which is symbol of evil, of course). The snake looks very realistic and I
wondered from where the artist had taken his inspiration. Maybe from
drawings or paintings of members of the expeditions to other continents?
The snake could be a variety of boa constrictor which can be found in
many different colours and patterns:

http://www.hamburger-tierschutzverei...a-Kaa-rh_1.JPG

I think I've seen that snake of the painting in Votiv Church before, but
can't remember the species. Are snake experts among us who recognize
the species on the painting?

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great interior of the church - the gilded altar and the stained glass photo of Our Lady of Guadalupe are the center pieces - very outstanding. Also, in relation to this, I saw a life-size portrait of Maximillian I in Chapultepec Palace in Mexico City and I learned a little history about what happened during that time from Roberto/ It was really tragic.
Thank you, Robert! Yes, Votiv Church is full of astonishing details - every
time I visit I detect more of them...
I'm glad you talked about Maximilian, the Emperor from Austria, with Roberto.
History is such an exciting topic, and this "Mexican adventure"
of the Habsburgs, is one of the most tragic parts of their family story.

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Great update,dear Silvia

Lovely pictures of Votiv Church!
Thank you so much, dear Roman, I'm glad you like it!

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What an interesting new set, dear Silvia!
Beautiful altar dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe. in Votiv Church - which is magnificent.
The beautiful Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City, was conceived by Emperor Maximilian I to move from the National Palace to his home in the Chapultepec Castle.
Thank you, dear friend!
Thank you, dear Roberto!
So we somehow can talk of Maximilian as the "Father of Paseo de la Reforma"?
That's very interesting! Didn't know that it was him who conceived this
beautiful paseo.


Poetry of a Foggy Day in Schoenbrunn Garden

A dark, misty day where I thought that there is no good light turned out
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Old December 10th, 2017, 10:32 AM   #3059
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Oh, wow, excellent, even darkish, last set!
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