Monday, 1 November 2010

When a Traveler on an Autumn Evening
Ernst Fuchs Museum at Otto Wagner Villa


Autumn in all its Golden Glory
shines behind the pediment figures
of the sunroom roof of what was once
architect Otto Wagner's private residence,
nestled in the foothills
of the Vienna Woods


The last golden rays
of the setting sun illuminate the façade
with the Corinthian columns
and ornate cornices,
highlighting the stucco angels
of the portico's frieze


As if by the wave of a magic wand,
the sun in silent cession leaves
her scepter to the Blue Hour,
to reign in dusk at the appointed time


"Big Esther" by artist Ernst Fuchs
greets visitors and passersby alike
from her pedestal high on the stair landing

Photographed the evening of 30 October 2010
Images and Text © by Merisi
R e p o s t

Links:
-> Prof. Ernst Fuchs, Vita
-> About Otto Wagner Villa
-> Ernst Fuchs Museum at Otto Wagner Villa

12 comments:

  1. Wow.

    What a place, what colour. Golden toned Autumn a perfect crown for the Wagner Villa.

    Thanks for posting Merisi !

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  2. That first photo is just lovely.

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  3. "the blue hour" certainly seems accurate here. Lovely and amazing pics.

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  4. Beautiful pictures and inspiring supportive text.

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  5. Thanks for the cyber tour. Nice photos.

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  6. Absolutely fantastic photos - as ever. Can I suggest that you make a wee change to your text though? I think the columns are Ionic, not Corinthian;-)

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  7. I can hear the music! Thank you for taking us along on your visit.

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  8. All these golden fall images are amazing. Big Esther is making me put down the second waffle I almost ate just now...

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