The theme of this week’s Photo Challenge is “The Sign Says“. The challenge gives us lots of freedom as there is no limitation on what the sign actually wants to say. So I decided to find one which had drawn my attention and then I remembered one sign we saw in Vienna.
It was in a hot summer in 2010. We were in Vienna in a sunny morning going to catch a train to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, for a day trip. When we arrived at the train station, our eyes were caught by a large sign at the roof top of a building saying “Museum of Revolution”. Even it was actually quite far away, it was impossible to miss because there was virtually nothing around it and also its bright red colour.
The sign itself was not interesting. What made it interesting was the building of which it was raised. The building was like a 3D concrete grid. There was no wall, no window and there was basically nothing in the building. It looked like people had just started to build it. In fact this was what I thought at the beginning. Then I started to ask myself, if it was under construction, why didn’t I see any scaffolding, workers and machinery there?
As we needed to board the train, I just took a photo of it and left the mystery unsolved in my mind – until now when I am writing this post. I tried to find the answer in the Internet: The “museum” was actually a temporary intervention on the construction site of an art/design exhibition museum “21er Haus”. It was designed by Marko Lulic, an Austrian designer. For more details of the work. Check it out here.
The “real” museum 21er Haus was completed in late 2011 and so I am not sure if this “Museum of Revolution” is still there.