vienna :: about town & miro exhibition

06 November 2014

Vienna has some of the most beautiful architecture in the world. Luckily I made it there just in time, before it gets so cold you have to bury your face into your coat whilst walking outside - looking up and soaking in the gorgeous surroundings is a wonderful feeling in this city.

After strolling around, we visited the Miró exhibition at The Albertina.  My sister and I went to the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona years ago when we were young, so it was quite nice to go to an exhibition as fully grown human beings! His work is can probably be a little bit marmite, but I for one really enjoy it. There is something honest and expressive about his art that I relate to, and it's very interesting to see how it evolved from his earlier years as well.





















How great are those stairs?! There are so many incredible museums in Vienna, and the Albertina holds its own. They have a Monet/Picasso Exhibition on too, as well as their original collection. Located right in the centre of town, it's not one to miss on a Viennese visit.

Afterwards, we had a peek into some shop windows (pretty much everything is closed on Sundays in Austria), took some inevitable selfies to commemorate our sister-time and headed home for a light dinner after our pizzas and desserts.

Great day all round!



















13 comments:

  1. I just discovered your blog through Rhyme and Ribbons - it's lovely! I very much enjoyed this post. I went to Vienna a few years ago and fell in love with it - such a gorgeous city. Thanks for taking me back with your gorgeous photos!

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  2. I so want to go to Vienna and your pictures make me want to grab my passport and go now! Thanks for posting x

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  3. All that wonderful architecture- be still my heart! My favorite thing to do in a new city is to walk and walk for hours and take in their skyline and the beautiful buildings. I feel that's the best way to get a real feel of the place. And I love imagining how those green tipped buildings must have looked when the roofs were actually copper. Stunning.

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  4. Wow! your pictures are absolutely breath taking! I've actually saved a few of your photos and just printed them out and pasted them on my wall just to remind myself of all the lovely places i want to visit!


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  5. You and your sister are such beauties - and I love the furry hood you're rocking :) I visited the Fundacion Miró in Barcelona a few times growing up too, so I'm a fan of his work too - I'll always remember being entranced by his mercury fountain! I like his primitive shapes and colours, and the way you can stand in front of a piece trying to decode the symbols he includes in each work! So nice that you and your sis could go to an exhibition that evokes memories for both of you. And I'm loving the glimpses of Viennese architecture at the end of the post! xx

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  6. It looks like you both had a great time! Also, I love those stairs, they are so creative!

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  7. It looks like Vienna is a beautiful city! I'd love to visit one day.

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  8. Oh hey there, I live in Vienna too! Vienna, Virginia in America that is haha. Definitely not as fancy but charming none the less. One day I hope to visit the city my town is named after but I accept looking at your beautiful photos until then :) 3 cheers for sister time in such a beautiful setting!!!

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  9. Looks beautiful! And I love your coat :) x

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  10. What gorgeous photographs Miho! I love Miro- we had two of his paintings (prints!) on our kitchen walls growing up. These transport me back to Vienna - you're giving me real wanderlust :) a good thing! Lovely snaps of you and your sister too, how lovely you got to spend some quality time together :) xx

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  11. In love with your outfit. Also you and your sister are both gorgeous! I LOVE seeing art exhibits when I visit cities...and it feels so cultured lol. These Vienna posts are making me really mad at myself that I didn't make it there when I was in France!

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