Art, architecture, history, travel

Friday Vienna 1974 part 15/27

English: Pappelstraße in Vienna's 14th distric...

English: Pappelstraße in Vienna’s 14th district, Penzing, showing a residential area bordering the Wienerwald. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Herrerian façade of the Monastery of El Escorial.

Herrerian façade of the Monastery of El Escorial. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: El Escorial Spain Gardens

English: El Escorial Spain Gardens (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Vienna Woods near Breitenfurt

Vienna Woods near Breitenfurt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Collage of Vienna with pictures of Vienna City...

Collage of Vienna with pictures of Vienna City Hall, Schönbrunn Palace, Wiener Riesenrad, State Opera house, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Kunsthistorisches Museum, view of Vienna towards the Vienna Woods, Sachertorte, monument to Johann Strauss II, Secession hall, Donau City, and Hundertwasserhaus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Went to the Kunsthistorisches Museum and loved it.  It is the best museum so far.  I bought a guide in German.  I liked the KHM because everything is so well preserved.  The tapestries, unretouched had not faded.  The color was still bright.  There must be something about the climate.  Even the paintings had brighter colors and hadn’t faded.  The paintings were much better too, better perspective, more realistic, good subjects.  Saw a man painting a copy of G. Batoni’s Return of the Lost Son  The museum had an excellent collection of Albrecht Duerer, whom I love and a few Holbeins—also Velasquez, J. L. David (Napoleon), M. van Oosterwyck, Rembrandt, Rubens, A. van Dyck, Jordens, and others.  There were also sculptures and Egyptian relics.  They had a famous Italian Renaissance collection including the Salzfasz (salt cellar) by Cellini: 1500-1572).

Salt Cellar

Salt Cellar

It is small for a statue but large for a salt cellar.  It is about 10 inches long and 6 inches high.  It is  gold platted with green, blue and red lacquer.  It shows a Greek temple with a woman on top of it.  On the left is Neptune on the right a woman.  This is one of the most famous Renaissance works of art.  The salt is held in a little blue tub in the front.  (recently stolen; it was one of the greatest art thefts ever.)

I went to the Hapsburg treasury, but it was closed.  Then I went to a café for lunch.  Since I went alone I sat and talked to an Austrian man in German.  The food was really good and I had a delicious pastry with chocolate and cream for dessert.  After lunch we went for a tour of the Wienerwald (Vienna woods).  They were beautiful.  Roger took pictures with everyone’s cameras.  It was really funny.  We stopped in a small town to see the monastery.  It was beautiful.  It was supposed to be like El Escorial, but wasn’t even half completed.



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Bavarian Dialect

Bavarian Dialect

Bairisch als Sprachbezeichnung bezeichnet den oberdeutschen Dialekt, der in Ober- und Niederbayern, der Oberpfalz, in Österreich (Ausnahme Vorarlberg) und Südtirol heimisch ist. Im heutigen Bayern gibt es daneben noch das Schwäbische, das Ostfränkische, das Rheinfränkische und das Thüringische.

Bairisch war einer der Hauptdialekte im späten 8. Jh.

Bei den sprachlichen Merkmalen fällt auf, daß die zweite Lautverschiebung im Bairischen besonders konsequent vollzogen worden ist.

After dinner we went to a wine garden in Grinzig and had a riot.  There was a little kid, who didn’t speak English, he had lost his cat and wanted us to find it.  After we found it, someone took his picture and then he wanted everyone to do it.


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