Thursday, 4 September 2008

Brenda's Photo Challenge - THINGS WITH WINGS


Would you really want to live in this house?


A bat whith wide spread wings
(can you see it?)
is the emblem of Vienna's famous "Fledermaus".
The "Fledermaus" is a night bar with about 200 seats and a piano on the stage, where young cabaret artists and chansonniers start their careers.
The place, well known and appreciated among intellectuals, offers the best Single-Malt in town.


My last winged creature:
Nike, the goddess of strength, speed, and victory in ancient Greek mythology.
You can see her also in Louvre, but without a head.

In Vienna she is protected by a brave lion so that she can keep her head on!

So long!

25 comments:

antigoni said...

I just love Vienna. I visited Vienna few years ago and i adored everything. Very romantic city. By the way, my daughter had the same injury with your nephew.

Ces said...

Hehe. Your comments are very witty. I enjoyed the Wings show. I love the golden statue of Nike. Thanks.

Webradio said...

Hello ! Je pense à Toi Pour Scönbrunn...

laughingwolf said...

very interesting, thx maria....

M.Kate said...

Beautiful Maria, though I must say bats are not my favourite...hope they dont have real ones there. Oh..now i know her name, Nike..so cool. Happy weekend :D

Louise said...

Very pretty photos, but I really love the commentary. The lion guarding Nike is humorous!

Sharon Ellery said...

Great photos for the challenge. I believe that gargoyle actually protect your house from evil spirits, so that first ugly fellow may be creepy but he's a good thing to have.

Sharon

Vodka Mom said...

I love, love, love seeing the world through bloggers. Thank you SO much for these lovely photos! Keep them coming!

Titania said...

Great Maria, I love the comments; I learn so much about Vienna! Thank you and enjoy your weekend.

zakscloset said...

wow!!! nice! i was planning to go to austria last month but everything failed and am in new york instead... :^( thanks for sharing the beautiful photos! and thanks for commenting on my san francisco blog!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Nice pics. I like your post from Vienna from 2. September. Never been to this city, but I'd really like to go there sometime. Beautiful

Caroline said...

What great photos!

Nike is especially wonderful.

Baino said...

My God you live in a beautiful city . . I love the gargoyley thingamebob. Angels and demons are represented everywhere. I was overwhelmed when I was there with the sculpture and history of the place. I love the juxtaposition of the Hapsburg legacy and Russian monuments (and you can take your doggywogg into coffee shops!) Tres cool . . and your chockies and cakes are superb) Oh and there's the music. The city is full of it.

Small City Scenes said...

Love your winged greatures. the Gargoyle is the best. MB

Brenda said...

Awesome photos Maria! The architecture in Vienna is full of wonderful surprises!

Donna said...

How Beautiful!! And I Love the Bat!!hahaha....Happy sleep sweetie!hughugs

The Hallman Tribe said...

these are beautiful photos. i love your take on this challenge. one day maybe i can go and see these things in vienna myself. till then i will live through your photos. thanks

Donna said...

Great job! That gargoyle is scary! LOL.

jazzi said...

My son would love to have the gargoyle on his house! What wonderful photos!

Annie said...

Thank you for your little taste of Vienna..that was GREAT, Maria!

Annie

ps I was a little slow with my Winged challenge!

Karen M said...

loved your "wings" post and pictures. You got some unique shots.

The Tile Lady said...

I'm glad Nike is protected by the lion!

Jeanne said...

hello, we do two photo challenges together! Your winged photos are very good and creative. It's so wonderful seeing things from another part of the world. The first one..I think if I lived there I would feel he was a protector.

Barbara Martin said...

I would like to live in a house protected by a gargoyle.

Wings remind me of soaring birds and angels.

Lovely photos of Vienna which brought memories of my long ago visit.

Jeanette said...

What beautiful pictures you have on your blog. So easy to travel to other countries without leaving my living room. Thanks for sharing.