Watching from above


I found these wonderful details on a building in Dorontheenstrasse. I love how the guy on the left seems to be engrossed in his book while the man on the right is looking down at passers-by. I guess we all have to find ways to pass the time.

PS: There is more from beautiful Vienna on my travel blog.

22 comments:

  1. Both contrasting, but equally elegant... well spotted!

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  2. I see also the esculape. Must have something to do with medicine education or institution. Yes a great entrance.

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  3. Don't you just love the ornamentation?

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  4. Beautiful. This is the entrance to the Technical Studies Department of the Humboldt University.

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  5. Very impressive. One seldom, if ever, finds such architecture in the U.S.

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  6. kind of cute. kind of creepy, too. :)

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  7. Amazing what they thought would add to a building back then.

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  8. An expression of two styles of learning maybe; reading vs. observing.

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  9. Beautiful detail work on the building, Halcyon!

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  10. Beautiful And Dussmann isn't far away...

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  11. I don't think I would have noticed their heads are oriented differently. I'm going to have to start looking with the critical eye of a child, "same/different" and stop glossing over!

    Janis
    GDP

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  12. I'm sure life for the statues can be boring, a book and some passersby can surely help...

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  13. Beautiful! I also like the reflection of the blue sky in the windows.

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  14. What a beautiful place! I too like seeing the reflections of the sky in the windows.

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  15. I like that it's not perfectly symmetrical and they are certainly interesting and well done. It looks like a lovely building.

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  16. So, do you prefer people watching or the life of the mind? Pick your statue.

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