Monday 7 November 2011

When a Traveler on an Autumn Evening
Otto Wagner Villa at the Edge of
The Vienna Woods

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 warm 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


Saturday, 30 October 2010
Ernst Fuchs Museum
Hüttelbergstrasse 26
14th District

Images and Text
© by Merisi


  1. Autumn is like King Midas - everything she touches turns to gold :-).

  2. Dear Zosia,
    thank you for your kind comment, I could not agree more!

    Dear readers,
    I am back in Vienna. Unfortunately a bit sidelined by some unfriendly bug, or whatever. Well, completely sidelined, I have to admit.
    Thank you all for still coming back, even though there is not much I can share right now.

  3. Wonderful ! Autumn in Wien will be a Dream...And allways all these beautiful houses...




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