Posts Tagged ‘vienna’

Vienna

dunajVienna is not only the capital of Austria, it is a city where all the important political, business and cultural elite gathers from all around Austria.

Between East and West

And not only from Austria. In the UNO City (Vienna’s international center) business man and women from all around the world gather together and make it more than just a part of Vienna. The modern metropolis finally found its life again. For decades, Vienna lived torn between west and east, closer to important big cities, hidden behind the iron curtain. You can almost kick a football from outskirts of Vienna to Bratislava’s outskirts. Other major cities, Prague, Zagreb or Ljubljana are just a couple of hours away, making Vienna the center crossing of all most important capitals of the Central Europe. Continue reading “Vienna” »

Joze Plecnik

plecnikPlečnik is the number one name in Slovenian architecture. But you can see his masterpieces in three capital cities, LjubljanaVienna andPrague.

Slovenian Architect

Plečnik, as the Slovenian architect number 1 was Otto Wagner’s student in Vienna. He presented his talent very soon with planning the Zacherl palace. This is not the only Plečnik’s work in Vienna, he also helped developing different Vienna houses, and is also known for the Karl Boromejski fountain and the church of the Holy ghost at  Ottakring.

Architect Jože Plečnik left Vienna and returned into Ljubljana, where he worked from 1925 on. Most of his work was finished before the end of the II. World war. His only after-war work is the Križanke, build between 1952 and 1956. Continue reading “Joze Plecnik” »


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