More Vienna- Hundertwasser

Also on my to-do list was the Hundertwasser museum. If you’re not familiar with him he was an Austrian painter, architect, graphic designer, environmentalist and all round interesting eccentric.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedensreich_Hundertwasser

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Here’s the outside of the museum

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And the inside. All the lines of the building are rounded and organic.

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The roof is covered with plants, as per Hundertwasser’s philosophy of architecture.

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Inside there was a permanent exhibition of Hundertwasser’s work, and a temporary exhibition of the photographer/revolutionary Tina Modotti

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tina_modotti

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Right after I took this picture, a *very* snotty gallery assistant dressed in expensive black came and told me off for taking pictures. Then she told a little boy off for talking. I don’t think good old cranky rebellious nudist Friedrich would’ve taken very well to that somehow. The staff in general were a bit rude and unfriendly, except for the coat check lady who was lovely. So no more pictures.

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Oh actually you’re allowed to take pictures of the stairwell for some reason.

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Next I went to see a block of flats in a neighbouring street that Hundertwasser had designed. I was most amused to see a little shopping centre next door selling almost nothing but crappy souveniers of his paintings.

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There’s a cafe upstairs, and trees on the roof.

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Lots of trees all around, too.

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I think the side of the building with the mosaic squares looks nicer than the painted side, because it’s not so obvious when it fades.

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