Dome on the roof of
the Secession Pavilion
above the entrance
designed by Joseph Maria Olbrich
by architect Joseph Maria Olbrich
built during 1897-1898
The Pavilion was damaged during WWII and looted in 1945
In 1973, the Austrian government purchased
and restored this Art Nouveau jewel
Photographed 19 July 2012 - Images and Text © by Merisi
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Beautiful building!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Gary!Delete
Gorgeous. Happy sky watching and a great weekend to you and yours.ReplyDelete
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Same to you, enjoy yours!Delete
A planter or a really big and beautiful cafe au lait bowl? :-)ReplyDelete
Very well disguised emergency caffein station, serves 5,000 at one setting. ;-)Delete
Love those Medusa masks and the INCREDIBLE planter! Gorgeous.ReplyDelete
There is a villa in the 13th District (Hietzing), with another set of these planters by Olbrich (he only other set he ever designed). Every time I walk by I think "those lucky ducks!".Delete
Beautiful skies, love the gilded laurel leaves and the planters are terrific! Wonderful captures for the day as always, Merisi! Enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
On the rooftop, underneath the dome, which is open to the sky, there are actually beehives. Imagine that!Delete
A great weekend to you too, Sylcia!
Sydney - City and Suburbs
Thank you! :-)Delete
Merisi, these photos are marvelous as your photos always are. What a high standard you reach over and over. And...on the topic of reaching, I was alarmed to read about your near disaster while reaching for that turquoise color band at the horizon. Suffering for one's art is a concept, but surviving in a healthy state to another dawn is another worthy concept.ReplyDelete
Hoping you are well. Greedily looking forward to your next post. I have been reading a Vienna travel guide book, filled with many photos, but think that having years of access to your Vienna for Beginners really presents such a more beautiful, tempting, changing view of your city.
I hope I learned something from that spill! ;-)
A bit of headache is all that remains, and knees looking like a child's who played a bit too rough in the streets.
So good to have you as a friend,
So happy it was rescued and restored. That planter is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Would have been a pity to loose this precious temple to the arts!Delete
Neat SkyWatch Friday!!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lori Lynn! :-)Delete
Such a beautiful planter.ReplyDelete
Yes, indeed! Thank you! :-)Delete
I am always impressed when I walk by this building on my way to the Naschmarkt. Nice.ReplyDelete
Valery, every time I spy that "Golden Cabbage", it warms my heart.Delete
I had not planned on taking pictures, just a quick walk down Naschmarkt after lunch. But then the sky was so incredibly beautiful, I had to walk around the building and take pictures, even though I had only a 50mm lens on the camera. In the end, there's always plenty to "see" and discover.
Lovely shots indeed. Looks well maintained.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the visit.
Oh so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Ein wundervolles Gebäude und ein grandioses Bild!ReplyDelete
ganz liebe Grüße und eine schönes Sommerwochenende für dich,
love that gilded dome.ReplyDelete
Thank you all for your kind comments! :-)ReplyDelete
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