Liverpool Cathedral

DSC06724Liverpool Cathedral – Giles Gilbert Scott – 1904 – 1978

Liverpool cathedral is the largest religious building in Britain and is also the fifth largest in the world. It’s no wonder I had to get so far away from it to get a photo of the entire building and walking around it was a fairly long walk, especially given the weather. There is so much to see here in this beautiful cathedral and its garden.DSC06656DSC06672DSC06679DSC06703The pathway lined with gravestones leads to St. James’s gardenDSC06709DSC06716

Tate and Lyle Sugar Silo

dsc06631-e1563899219257.jpgTate and Lyle Sugar Silo – Tate and Lyle – 1955

The sugar Tate and Lyle sugar silo  was built close to Liverpool’s docks. Interesting fact, with the money he made from sugar Henry Tate established the Tate Gallery in London.



Altstadt Burghausen

This afternoon I’m off to explore the old town of Burghausen. I have family here in Burghausen so I have been here many times before, but it’s been a long time since I have taken the time to fully appreciate and explore the town.

Here are some pictures from the beautiful AltstadtDSC07525DSC07529DSC07534DSC07580One of the things I love about this town is that on one side of this bridge you are in Germany.dsc07552.jpgand on this side of the bridge you are in Austria.DSC07550

DSC07547Another interesting fact about this town is that it is home to the worlds longest castle. at 1043 m long Burghausen Castle has been upgraded from the longest castle in Europe to the longest castle in the world. Now comprising of privately owned apartment buildings and a museum.DSC07542DSC07549I love it here and am already looking forward to visiting again next year.

Majolica House

DSC08241Majolica House – Otto Wagner – 1899

Majolica House is a beautiful example of the Jugendstil movement. the facade is the only visible part of the building as the interior is privately owned, apartments I think. It is difficult to to clearly see all of the details of this building and you have to cross the road to get a good view but the detailing in the design of this exterior is striking. Another Wagner gem.

The Secession Building

dsc08166.jpgThe Secession Building – Joseph Maria Olbrich – 1898

The Viennese Secession movement, was founded by a group of artists including Gustav Klimt, Josef Hoffman and Joseph Maria Olbrich. The secession building was designed by Olbrich and built as an exhibition centre.

In the basement of the building there is a very special piece of artwork by Klimt, the Beethoven Frieze which is painted on the upper walls in one of the rooms and was a real treat to discover.

IMG_3754The Secession building has been immortalised in the 50 cent euro coin proving its popularity 120 years later.

Coop Himmelb(l)au

coop Himmelb(l)au is Viennese architect and design firm that is known worldwide for it’s experimental, ‘decontructivst’ style. The company was founded in 1968 by Wolf D. prix, Helmut Swiczinsky and Micheal Holzer and now the company employs up to 150 people and has offices in London, Vienna, Los Angeles and Australia.

Apartment building Gasometer B

img_3314.jpgApartment building Gasometer B – Coop Himmelb(l)au – 2001

Gasometer B is the only of the four Gasometers to be redesigned with a new external structure. The glass structure provides a viewing platform/ deck for that connects with the old Gasometer combining different architectural styles to enhance the aesthetic and  the practical use of this building. It’s great that a building such as the old gasworks building can be preserved and reused to serve a new purpose for future generations.