Public Art

  • Ein kleiner Kurztrip hat uns nach Meran geführt. Bei einem Spaziergang entlang der romantischen Sommer- und der noch romantischeren Winterpromenade sind wir unerwartet, aber wie könnte es anders sein, auf einen Adler und seinen Horst gestossen...

    Drei Eier, das ist nun tatsächlich etwas untypisch ;)

    Am nächsten Tag ging es weiter hinauf zur Falknerei auf Schloss Dorftirol, ein Besuch beim Falkner Florian Gamper. Eine sehr schön gelegene Anlage und wunderbare Aussicht!

    Der Caracara von Dorftirol

  • I wrote about the Public Art Project of Artist Susi Gelb last time already - that was more or less the "Making Of". This time we actually went and saw the project ourselves. Susi gave us a very personal and entertaining tour of all three locations the project is taking place. Although we had some behind-the-scenes knowledge of the eagle part, the many other scopes made for some entertaining stories.  "No such things grow here"with everything that grows, flies, swims and plops seems completely integrated by the people of Munich in their daily doings, they are relaxing on the benches watching the movie and like to party there at night... Art that gives you a good feeling - too bad it's not going to last longer.

    Susi and Paul having a little refreshment. It's summer in the city and the girls behind them are relaxing on the benches - also designed by Susi out of concrete and integrated thermo tiles - the English Garden now reaches down to Max-Joseph-Platz.

    The crooked palm tree at Odeonsplatz is looking for a new home after the project is over. It would be nice if it could stay on in a public place as a reminder. "I was once planted in front of the Feldherrnhalle by Susi Gelb, no kidding"....

    The yellow Python swimming in a blue pool was one of my visual favorites, but of course I stayed true to our Eagle. If you want to see the snake you have to go there and watch the film yourself ;)

  • We did a short trip to Merano in South Tirol. During a walk along the most romantic Summer Promenade and the even more romantic Winter Promenade we had a surprising encounter with an Eagle and his nest - how could it be any different, right?

    Three eggs seem a bit untypical ;)

    The next day we went up to the falconry of Dorftirol Castle - visiting the falconer Florian Gamper. It's a beautiful location with stunning views!

    This funny bird is the Caracara of Dorftirol