Weekend walk(s)

With a bit of delay I’m posting a few shots taken last weekend at Ernst Fuchs Museum in Otto Wagner Villa (click on the image for the entire set).

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A small hint: Make sure you take this walk to the 14th district of Vienna on a sunny autumn day. The surroundings are absolutely beautiful.

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Update: It seems that the Otto Wagner tour continued this weekend as well, therefore several more photos from Kirche am Steinhof and Otto Wagner Spital (again click on the image for the entire set).

Enjoy your autumn walks!

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Short escape from Bucharest – Mogoșoaia Palace

Among the last photos left to post from my last holiday, portray one beautiful place not too far from Bucharest. At around 10 km away from the city, you can find Mogoșoaia Palace – build between 1698 – 1702 by Constantin Brâncoveanu and later on after 1920 re-constructed by Martha Bibesco. The Palace is made in Romanian Renaissance style or Brâncovenesc style – a mixture of Venetian and Ottoman elements.

Hope to enjoy the view!

Note to myself: a wide-angle lens is a must!

An Archilecture

Disclaimer: No, this blog is not entirely about photography. It just seems so at the moment. 😉

With our little photogroup made it through the old architecture of Vienna. Great places to be checked out in  the first and fourth district. The weather wasn’t the best – I was ice-cold at the end, but sure was worth it.
The Archilecture gave me lots of thinking, but not necessarily about architecture (sorry, guys!).

Several learnings:

– how to look at things, to ask yourself why is it like that, to challenge the obvious.

Better to look at things exactly how they are displayed. And see what they can offer. You can ask yourself why is a tower here or why this window is there, but don’t try to search a different angle for a better view. There is no better view. Things are displayed in certain way because this is the information they offer. Nothing more, nothing less. When you force your lens, you might not see anything or anything else.

– how to work, how much energy does it take

When doing the photowalks, I usually get absorbed into my work and forget everything else. This time I got to notice how the others are working:

Putting a lot of effort to catch one element and being not happy about it. I asked: what did you want to do? I got a vague answer.

Being very attentive and taking just one or two shots – sometimes only details.

Asking questions and…
– How you shot a tower?
– There is no recipe. You need to look at it first. What does it say to you?
– That is a tower??
– Yes, but when it was build, how do you think they build it, how much effort was there, why they need it. There is a story to see. There is a story to catch in your photo.
Grumpy mumbling.

Or just taking shots. Relaxed. Sometimes smiling.

Different ways of acting, different results.

Here are mines.