Wednesday, 29 April 2015

The Politician on the Wall
Duct Tape Council to the Rescue?



Viennese Shades of Grey
A five-story billboard next to Naschmarkt,
depicting Vienna's Vice-Mayor Maria Vassilakou
duct-taped to the wall, is causing a bit of a stir lately


What's it all about?
Venting about local politics -
the way I interpret it -
specifically the fraught relationship
between the mayor and the vice mayor on the wall


Everything's quiet
a few hundred feet from the billboard,


Life at the Naschmarkt
continues unperturbed


Photographed in the early morning
of 29 April 2015
Images and Text © by Merisi

21 comments:

  1. It certainly is big. No matter the country, politicians will be petty and vindictive with each other.

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    1. At least here is a bit of humour involved. Not that everyone wants to see it that way. Maybe not even the "cover girl". ;-)

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  2. Ah, I do SO agree with William!!!

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  3. It will be noticed. I overheard two politicians talking at the cafe today. They were planning to start a new political party, I might have benn the first person except for them to know about it. Time will tell.

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    1. Exactly! ;-)
      The things one overhears in coffee houses! Next to my table, at what appeared like an editorial meeting of a local media outlet, a colleague and I overheard a conversation about procuring freebie photographs from bloggers who "are tickled pink to give them away", followed by loud laughter.

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  4. Well that's certainly made politics more exciting...

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  5. That certainly is one interesting poster! Politics can be so entertaining sometimes.

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  6. That billboard does get your attention. Lovely photos.

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    1. Everyone driving out west from the center of town passes by that billboard! ;-)

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  7. I'm sure no one here would mind if they duct-taped a real politician to a building (no one except the real politician of course).

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    1. Now that would be a nice idea for a new reality show, every Thursday night another politician! ;-)

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  8. Ah, proper politics, with a Viennese humour, and the chance to puff a cigar, with refreshments.
    Lovely captures

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    1. This being Vienna at its very best! ;-)

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  9. James, Williamsburg, VA30 April, 2015

    I think the Mayor is doing her a favor with the duct tape, after all, she is up 5 stories and could fall.

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    1. Like your caring ways! ;-)

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  10. well at least she's smiling .. and my first thought 'what strong electrical (or as we in my house know it, Gaffer's) tape.

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    1. Garrison Keillor may have mangled my vocabulary! ;-)

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  11. How interesting to see a bit of Viennese politics! I'd like to wander around that market.

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