Monday, May 23, 2011

Habsbergs: Over the Top? Never...

The Habsburg's ruled the region Vienna is in for over 300 years and in that time, they certainly left their mark on Vienna.  Their grand style of design and architecture is over the top and overwhelming at first.  After a while, it became really common and not surprising.  It was funny to see how after just 3 days there, the grand scale of everything seemed normal!

Statue in Museumplatz

All the buildings have similar, yet unique, ornate decoration

The gate to Schoenberg Palace which is now home to the National Library

I love the signs every building had with the Austrian flag

Schoenberg Palacee gate

Schoenberg Palace

Schoenberg Palace

Sunset with Rathaus (city hall) in background


Parliament Building - very understated!  ;)

Reflection in a Parliament Building Window

Habsberg Theater

Einstein Cafe (near Rathaus) where we stopped for a snack.  I

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