Project ‘Eiterquellen’ by Stefan Fürtbauer is a series of isolated Viennese Diners set in historical surroundings. Isolated both in the sense of appearance as well as in the sense of resisting against global operating fast-food chains. In a strange way these images remind me of the painting Nighthawks by Edward Hopper.
Viennese wurstel diners were introduced during the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in 1870 to provide a safe income for wounded war veterans. They have become an essential part of the urban culture not by only supplying snacks but also being a meeting spot of the distinctive Viennese working class and the high society, too.