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Otto Wagner - Viennese Architect (#1) by goddarb

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1,210 views, July 14, 2014

FEATURED IN No B/W or Sepia Monochrome – on July 5, 2014

Taken in Vienna, Austria in the Post Office Savings Bank designed by Otto Wagner and built in 1906. Photo taken on September 5, 2012 with a Sony Cybershot (W650) camera..

Otto Wagner is considered to be an influence on modern architecture. Personally, I find his ideas fascinating. This cold seeming structure in mid-room , studded with apparent rivets (for appearances only), was designed for the light fixtures you can see around the bottom of the spire. It does not look old to me – rather I find it still looks futuristic – for a future I am not sure I want to see. More information can be found on the internet.

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post office savings bank, otto wagner, vienna, austria, goddarb

Love my camera and am working to improve. My photos are generally taken with a Nikon D3000 with either an AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm lens or a 55-300 mm lens. European shots and a number of more recent ones were taken with a Sony Cybershot camera. I have a new IMAC and play with the iPhoto program. I also crop judiciously. Constructive criticism is welcome.

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Comments

  • Lynn Wiles
    Lynn Wilesalmost 2 years ago

    Gorgeous industrial art!! Love it.

  • I’m so glad you like it – amazing stuff – and a fave is so heart-warming. This one is so atmospheric and almost daunting.

    – goddarb

  • Navigator
    Navigatoralmost 2 years ago

    Haha! This guy is interesting. Reminds me of some of those old sci-fi movies! Never had heard of him before, but it does create an atmosphere. Kind of heavy on the metal! Great captures, Beth! I love them.

  • Lots about him on the internet too. He is a true character of different tastes and different styles. Glad you like these pictures.

    – goddarb

  • Susan Werby
    Susan Werby4 months ago

    Fabulous lighting through the glass panels…I love the lines here!!

  • It is one of the most looked at images I ever made/found/saw…. I think this architect was wonderful! Thank-you for the lovely comments!

    – goddarb

  • And a fave as well, I am honoured. My name is Beth , by the way.

    – goddarb

  • lawrie .
    lawrie .3 months ago

    Industrial art at its best. I do love industrial art. It shows that even in function and design can be found a beauty that pleases the eye, if it does this then we are allowing that design into our urban jungle as much as a tree decorates a forest. You have many beautiful man made design creations in your work..Fab !!!

  • This is, as I mentioned above, one of the most looked-at images I have. I think I fell in love with the idea of someone who could imagine these things and the MAKE them. A little old perhaps. Thank-you for your review – I appreciate it!!

    – goddarb

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtabout 1 month ago

  • I am very please and honoured to be featured!! Thank-you.

    – goddarb

  • Angelika  Vogel
    Angelika Vogelabout 1 month ago

    Fascinating architecture and beautiful work, Beth!!

  • Thank-you Angelika! I am delighted that you like this!

    – goddarb

  • And,of course – thank-you so much for the FAVE!!

    – goddarb

  • Evita
    Evita20 days ago

    Excellent capture…. wonderful patterns! ☺♥

  • Thank-you very much Evita for your visit, your lovely comment and then your delightful FAVE!! Do come again!!

    – goddarb

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