Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Six Flourishes from Innsbruck

Plaster ornament on the vault of the Hofkirche, directly above the tomb of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.

The media stands on the slope of the Bergisel ski jump.

Emperor Leopold I in 1667, dressed up to take part in La Galatea, a story from Ovid's Metamorphoses put to music by Pietro Andrea Ziani, as part of a Habsburg courtly Masque.

The roof of the highest stop on the Zaha-designed Nordkettenbahnen funicular railway.

A door in Wilten Basilica.

A painting from Archduke Francis Ferdinand II's Wunderkammer in Schloss Ambras. The Archduke's collection included living human oddities (also depictions of them, as seem here) and fantastical phenomena, as well as items of the inert kind.

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