Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Kunsthistoriches

So mammoth, the building looks for all the world like it should be a re-purposed castle, but it was actually built to serve as a place to display some of the Hapsburg treasures.  

Here are some of my favorites in no particular order . . . 

Looking down on the dining room after it closed

Appreciating art is thirsty work

Miles of medals, coins, and small portraits.  I'm talking m i l e s!

A small sample of the ancient treasures from Egypt.

Just two of the beautiful fountains outside

A preview of coming attractions.  Oh, how I'd like to go back.

Ed Ruscha is another whole story, but I loved this quote:  "The ancients stole all our great ideas."  It's the best excuse for underachievement I've ever heard!