Caryatids, Palais Pallavicini, Josefsplatz 5, Vienna, Austria
The merits of the sculpture itself inspired me to take this photo, though there was something oddly familiar about the entire doorway.... Palais Pallavicini was built 1782-1784 for Johann von Fries but was criticised for having too austere a façade – Vienna's first in the Neo-Classical style – so this more dramatic portal, by Franz Zauner, was added. Acquired by the Pallavicini family (who apparently still reside here, alongside a conference centre and dance school) in 1848, the building…
The baroque interior of the Austrian National Library forms a beautiful location for over 7 million books. The Austrian National Library is the largest library in Austria. The library is located in the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. Jon Reid | Portfolio | Blog | Tumblr
Vienna Austria: Travel Guide — RG Daily
Vienna Austria is a city bursting with imperial splendor and old-world allure. Here you’ll discover an impressive blend of architecture, culture, and cuisine – all...
17% discount at the Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna (Natural History Museum)
The biggest meteorite collection in the world, a digital planetarium, the Stone Age Venus of Willendorf, animated dinosaurs and many other secrets of nature can be discovered in the Natural History Museum. Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 17% off! ©Wien Tourismus
traces of Beethoven in Vienna
Vienna was the focal point of Ludwig van Beethoven's life for more than 35 years. The traces of the composer are manifold: from a large Beethoven Museum, homes and memorials, places of his triumph and doubt, monuments and Klimt's Beethoven Frieze through to the Beethoven wine tavern.