So much to see, so many photos taken. Luckily this is a personal blog not an architectural history or a guide book or anything where things have to be organized. Herewith some 20th Century things.
In the lobby of the Post Building which is a splendid unity. (You can read about it here).
Such glitter and metal and glass
and even the table and chairs are perfection.
I like different typefaces a lot - so evocative of their periods.
Here a maiden calls from the rooftops
and roses and wisteria grow up the flowered building.
Ah jugendstil! (check spelling)
Even the street numbers have charm.
On the other side of the road from the Palais Ephrussi (which we had to inspect since The Hare with Amber Eyes is such a stunning book) was an unexpected treasure, Bank Austria, just as wonderful as the Post Building and equally splendid.
What attention to detail, to light fixtures and windows
and wood work.
Caryatids seem very popular here. There are thirteen on the side of the Palais Ephrussi that faces the bank.
Last, and oddly charming, a manhole cover in the road quite near the French Consulate.