1. Makes one smile, isn’t it? The cucumber is a well loved food in Austria, mostly addressed lovingly in the diminuitiv “Gurkerl”, and can also be seen as a symbol for a kind of a micro-bourgeois smugness. This is probably what the artist wanted to hint at.

        1. Paul, Austria certainly is a small galaxy of its own, a melting pot of German, Hungarian and Slavonian and also Jewish influences, a strong and fond remembrance of imperial times, and and and …

          Worth exploring, and most probably quite amusing from a foreigner’s point of view.

    1. Click to enlarge: [f/2, 1/640 sec, 42mm-e, ISO 200, Sony A700]This one I took in January. The woolen caps add another twist, but the composition itself is not really strong.

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