Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Licht und Dunkel
Evening at Steinhof


Evening Mood
Entrance to a pavilion
Steinhof Clinic Compound


Entry Hall of Pavilion V
Exhibition "The War Against the Inferior"


"Starting out from the occurrences at the Steinhof clinic compound,
the exhibition in Pavilion V of the Otto Wagner-Spital in Vienna –
which is made available in its entirety on this website –
offers a comprehensive overview of the circumstances
and consequences of Nazi medical crimes in Vienna."
* Quoted from the link below


Am Spiegelgrund Memorial
Each stake of light commemorates a young victim
of the Nazi Regime's "Children's Euthanasia Program"


One of the pavilions
in the parklike setting on a hill


Looking out from Pavilion V
Photographed as the sun was beginning to set
on the evening of 31 May 2016
Images © by Merisi
Links:
-> *) Quoted from The War against the "Inferior" Online Memorial
-> Am Spiegelgrund Clinic at Wikipedia
-> June Gallery "Shadow and Highlight" at City Daily Photo

28 comments:

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    1. It is. I always stop by when I take a walk up there.

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  2. I particularly enjoyed the photo with the shadowed floor.

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  3. Just gorgeous! I really need to get back to Vienna.

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    1. Thank you! :-)
      There's more up there, coming soon.

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  4. Gorgeous images Merisi! I noticed in your photo credit it is year 3016, so what it the future like? :)

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    1. Thank you!
      The future came and went too fast, I am now firmly back in 2016. ;-)

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  5. Troubling... but a good setting for such an exhibit.

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    1. It is important to not forget, ever.

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  6. Beautiful takes on the theme!

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  7. Impressive images of such magnificent architecture!

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  8. This is chilling and you've done well to use the metaphor of light and darkness in the Nazi contest. Good work!

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    1. Thank you! The moment I saw this month's theme, I knew I had to share the darkness of this beautiful place. I had to.

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  9. Pensive installation. Thanks for your beautiful photographs.

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  10. Merisi, thank you for this post. Light and darkness are clearly shown in these powerful images. xo

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    1. The world can be a very dark place at times.

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  11. I particularly like those stakes of light.

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    1. Very poignant, aren't they?

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  12. such lovely light and such a contrast to the dark thoughts that must be felt looking at that wonderful memorial

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  13. Thanks for the light, the simplicity of fact and a sense of new generation in these pictures. After reading in full the long link to the Speigelgrund, the pictures provide poignant reflection.
    Last year in the Main Cemetary I noticed the memorial section, relatively new, and knew nothing about the name. Thanks for this Light.

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