I’ll admit that I didn’t love Vienna. After falling hard for Ljubljana earlier in the week, the size, cost and weather of the Austrian capital just didn’t work so well for me. It wasn’t terrible or anything, but it just didn’t excite me as much as I thought it might.
What did excite me, however, was the discovery of several hundred metres of street art literally on the banks of the Danube. I love street art no matter where I find it – I used to spend hours checking it out while living in Melbourne, and happily do the same anywhere else in the world. Vienna was one place that I didn’t expect it, however – the city just seemed a bit too buttoned down and cleaned up.
While out looking for bars on the river (which we never did find…), we decided to turn right instead of left at a random bridge and climb down to water level.
This was the result.
I’m not quite certain who these cast of characters were. I have a feeling, however, that a bad acid trip may have been involved in their creation.
You can see why.
Skull guy and concerned monkey meet octopus with a cauldron for a head. I’m pretty sure this was based on the artist’s real life experiences.
I have no idea what this is. None whatsoever. Do you?
I recognise the heart. The rest? Not so much.
I really do not envy this guy’s oral hygienist at all.
Upside-down dead bird thing. Ok then. Moving right along…
Are your kids misbehaving? Would you like to scare them a little? I think I can help you with that…
And finally something far less bizzare. It’s simply a giant frog being licked by a random woman..
Thanks for making Vienna a whole lot more interesting, whoever you are…
So, where have you found your favourite street art?