London, New Zealand
October 14, 2002
The first thing that you notice when going in the doors is the curvy floor. This is to try and bring us closer to nature. When combined with his works, it makes for an almost interactive experience.
Even if you are not that interested in his works of art, visit just to see the looks of amusement and amazement on others faces as they peruse the hills and valleys of the museum.
He had particularly close links with New Zealand in the later stages of his life (he is buried under a tree with red poppies there). My personal highlight was the incredibly interesting designs for new New Zealand and Australian flags, but more particularly, the reasons he gave for the changes.
As part of this visit, you may like to have coffee outside in the garden, set up in much the same style as the building, then take a five minute walk to the Hundertwasserhaus (see Hundertwasserhaus entry in this diary) to see his work put to use in real life.
Before you go it is worth having a look at the website (www.kunsthauswien.com) for a very informative overview of the place.
Open 10am-7pm every day
€6.90 adult, €5.10 discount, half price on Monday.
From journal Week in Wien