Praterwal wird ins Wien Museum gehoben

20 Jul

https://wien.orf.at/stories/3165341/

Here is a nice, light story in a world full of heavy news. A 10-meter whale sculpture that stood in front of a Gasthaus (kind of restaurant), zum Walfisch, in the Prater is being moved to the Wien Museum now that the restaurant it represented is no longer there. It is so big that it is being moved in now while the renovations are still ongoing. Eventually it will be hung from the ceiling.

More about this later, I hope, but now I have to go to work. The curse of the drinking classes, as my father loved to quip, possibly quoting George Bernard Shaw. Curse of the writing classes is more like it! 😉

If you’re interested in the renovation of the Wien Museum, I mentioned it in this post: https://ecbinvienna.com/2019/01/10/wien-museum-vienna-museum/

2 Responses to “Praterwal wird ins Wien Museum gehoben”

  1. esauboeck July 20, 2022 at 5:55 am #

    Thanks for this! I remember that whale, and I love the renovation of the Wien Museum.

    • ecbinvienna July 20, 2022 at 7:31 am #

      I didn’t know the whale, but I liked the story. Glad you did, too!

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