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Friday, May 28, 2010

PhotoHunt - Memorial

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This gold coated statue is a memorial to Johann Strauss II, in Stadtpark, Vienna. He was a well-known Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed over 500 waltzes, polkas, and other kinds of dance music, as well as several operettas and a ballet (Cinderella). During his lifetime, he was known as "The Waltz King", and was largely responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century.


25 comments:

  1. Ouh...so the waltz music..are inspired by him? :p

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  2. Tekkaus,

    As far as i know, light music is a pleasant melodic music which is less serious style of Western classical music and easier on the ear.

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  3. love this! great choice.

    happy weekend! :)

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  4. What a stunning memorial! Beautiful like his music :)

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  5. That's a beautiful statue and great for the theme.

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  6. Look like you know a lot about music, that I know very little, but admire to know a lot.

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  7. what an impressive memorial to a gifted man. so golden.

    happy weekend.

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  8. That is such a cool piece of sculpture. Wonderful photos!

    Have a great weekend.

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  9. It's a wonderful memorial to honor such an amazing composer. His music will always live in the hearts of many.

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  10. Oh yes. That is the sort of achievement which should be celebrated with a memorial.

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  11. Lovely pictures!Wasn't aware of him before reading this post.Waltz is a beautiful dance form and to know about the man who introduced it in Vienna is simple amazing.Happy weekend!

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  12. Wow! That statue really stood out amongst the rest. Beautiful! :)

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  13. I think this must be the first gold coated statue I have ever seen! A very beautiful presentation of it! Both photos capture a beautiful perspective!

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  14. I have heard of him but did not know about the statue in his honor, thanks for sharing!

    Mariposa's PhotoHunt

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  15. I think he's still known as the Waltz King, what a fitting tribute to a very gifted man. Excellent take on this weeks theme and and thanks for dropping by my blog and I hope I see you again soon.

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  16. this is a very beautiful statue, LR! ;)

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  17. Great photos. A wonderful memorial to a wonderful musician.

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  18. nobody will ever miss this great statue, it truly stands out wit its gold color against a plain concrete finish monument

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  19. Oh I like the waltzes by Johann Strauss II!

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  20. Nice gold statue of the famous composer! I wish I am there!!

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