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Premiéra till death and beyond

Contributed by Peter Pesseg on Mar 26th, 2014. Artwork published in .
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    Photo: Peter Pesseg. License: All Rights Reserved.

    On my morning run around the Gallitzinberg a.k.a. Wilhelminenberg, I stumbled across this sign done with Thomas Gabriel’s Premiéra. The mausoleum behind is the grave of the namegiving Wilhelmine and her husband Moritz Montléart who owned the surrounding grounds in the 19th century. The authorities refused his wish to have the mountain officially renamed Wilhelminenberg, but his subsequent efforts (erecting signs, newspaper campaigns) to establish the name in colloquial use were successful.

    The contemporary sign was erected by the MA34, the building management of the Viennese administration.

    P.S.: I still can’t decide if it is an indication of great font commemoration skills or rather of slow speed that I was able to recognize Premiéra while running.

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