Wednesday 2 October 2013

Gustav Klimt visits Egon Schiele
A Sunday Walk in a Viennese Neighborhood

Local Train Crossing
I just wonder,
was there a railway crossing
back then, in Klimt's time -
only steps from the rather bucolic setting of his studio,
where he planted roses and looked out at an orchard?

Railway crossing open again,
and I walk under golden leaves
illuminated by the morning sun
and a 1905 façade on the still shady side of the boulevard -
would Klimt have stashed away all that gold
in one of his paintboxes?

Those shiny leaves
are irresistible, aren't they?

Egon Schiele's studio
was located in this building -
the top floor, at least in my imagination

The glass in the fanlight reflects the building
where Schiele lived when he died, in 1918,
and, along the upper bevelled edge,
a slice of today's blue sky

Photographed 30 September 2012
while walking from Feldmühlgasse
towards Hietzinger Hauptstrasse 101
Images and Text © by Merisi
R e p o s t

-> Gustav Klimt's Neighborhood
-> Gustav Klimt's Vienna and Lake Attersee


  1. How I love the autumn colours in your photography. You make me want to visit Vienna once again and visit one of my favourite buildings: das Gebäude der Secession.

    1. I hope you manage to return to Vienna soon!
      Thank you,

  2. Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt, I love their work. I recently saw Kokoscka's work in an exposition in a museum in Rotterdam. His work has the same atmosphere, there's something about it I love...Your photographs are lovely.

    1. Those were interesting times back then!

  3. Such diffrent artists, and probably having a coffee sometime in a local kaffeehaus. Different sides of the street in style for sure.

    Amzing Gold captured Merisi; as it rains over here it is grand to see those sunny leaves.

    1. Maybe walking up to Dommayer's, where Johann Strauß played the century before.
      Hope autumn has turned sunny in your parts of the world!

  4. Lovely, colorful, autumn pics for the day, Merisi!! Hope your week is going well!!

  5. Stunning and I love that door. I want it for my garage.

    1. It's brilliant colors and light this time of the year.
      Garage? *grin*

  6. Love the leaves (and can definitely see how they might have inspired Klimt) and love the windows!

    1. The street looked just like this morning.
      I imagine Klimt walking down the street to visit Schiele and noticing all that gold. ;-)

  7. Magical series !!! I enjoy following you !!!

  8. I'm in awe at that yellow. You hardly find such autumn colour here.


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