Jul 20, 2011
Vienna Through the Eyes of a Learning Intern
Since 1985, people have come to see the apartment buildings built by Hundertwasser. The colors and ornaments decorating the building draw natives and visitors alike. Brightly colored tiles cover the exterior in sporadic portions and often lack pattern. A fountain sets the scene, bringing serenity to the bustling area. The brick walk literally continues right into the fountain, as if asking visitors to stroll seamlessly into the running water.
I just love the balconies of the apartments! Small, but none-the-less beautiful, black railing balconies add just the perfect touch. I saw so many sites in Vienna, but this was one of my favorite places. I never knew apartment buildings could be so fun and fabulous from the exterior (although I cannot vouch for the inside!).
“I fill a picture until it is full of magic, as one fills up a glass with water”
-Friedrich Hundertwasser, Venice 1975