Thursday, August 16, 2012

#457 Vienna

The Wiener Riesenrad

Vienna (A) - Stuttgart (D) - Perpignan (F) - Barcelona (E)
3 days in a van at 120km / hr


Just before leaving Vienna I made a quick trip on the UBahn to visit the Secessionist Museum. I'm a fan of the Secessionist style of art & design and wanted to see the works of Josef Hoffmann as we have some furniture at home designed by him.

I looked around, saw the Gustav Klimt frieze and some nice modern art but no Hoffmann. I enquired where were his works but was told "Oh no, this building doesn't have works by the Secessionists (except Klimt) it's just the name of the museum"  . . . . . . .