Saturday, April 30, 2011

Girl in the Cherry Dress

Barcelona, Spain
Atop Montjuic, in front of the National Art Museum, is a large seating area—a great place to hear musicians play while enjoying panoramic vistas of the city. This woman, in her cherry print dress, pink sweater and unmissable red legs added to the festive atmosphere.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Life on the Street

Shades of chartreuse on a Third District street in Vienna seem to say, "Wake up!"

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Artistic By-Product

Across from Vienna's Aderlaaer U-Bahn station, the elements at a construction site—rusting metal barriers, green plastic fencing and other metal, concrete and plastic materials–are arranged with a certain artistic flair.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Apartment

Peeking out from the shadows, this white apartment building, especially this time of year in the warm sunshine, with the flowering and budding trees in front, makes me happy just to see it.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Slovakia Honors Japan

Symbols of hope and condolences in front of Embassy of Japan in Bratislava, Slovakia:

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bratislava Dreaming

A bit of trivia: Bratislava and Vienna are the two closest capital cities in the world. It's always a treat to visit Bratislava, Slovakia, and its friendly residents. Here are a few sights around the center of town:

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Signs of Bratislava

Daytrips and weekend visits to Bratislava are always a surprising delight. The energy, the enthusiasm, the artistic spirit, even the signage in the Slovak capital is inspiring. Welcome to Bratislava!

Can this stand be more inviting open?

Going your way?

Shutters with personality:

A dreamy headboard:

No comment:

What a great interpretation of cheese in wood:

Thanks, Elaine, for pointing out the shadow pattern on the brass compass:

Classic icon, but I'm not sure about the lobster:

Walking, talking, matching billboards:

Grafitti bridge.

Subtle invitation:

Celebrity gossip on a planter:

Antique wagons tour visitors:

A modern, sketchy facade over an old carriage doorway:

Painted windows:

Traditional sidewalk cafe:

Tweety, you're in the banking biz now?

Frantic walk n' roll:

And closed-ness:

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spring is in the Vienna Air

From sun umbrellas at Schönbrunn Palace...

to willow and eggshell bouquets at Cafe Central...

to sunshine on decorated eggs at Naschmarkt...

...confectionary eggs and flowers at Oberlaa...

and colorful tulips at Nashmarkt...

everywhere in Vienna are signs we'll soon be free of boots and coats, gray skies and gray moods. Love it!