Wednesday, November 11, 2015

150 years of the Ringstrasse

Emperor Franz Joseph officially openend Vienna's Ringstrasse in 1865, a fantastic circular road that surrounds the centre with eclectic and historic buildings. This year, the city is celebrating its 150th birthday.

Let's have a walk together along this beautiful boulevard! 

Austrian Parliament, built in neo-attic style, by Theophil von Hansen.

A view of the Museum of Natural Hisrtory, house of the famous Venus of Willendorf. It was built at the same time as the Museum of Art History. Both have identical exteriors according to plans drawn up by Gottfried Semper and Karl von Hasenauer.

Austrian Postal Savings Bank in Jugendstil (Viennese Art Nouveau) designed by Otto Wagner.

Museum of Applied Arts in neo-renaissance style designed by Heinrich Freiherr von Ferstel and interiors of the Wiener Börse (Stock Exchange) designed by Theophil von Hansen. 

The main building of the University of Vienna, built in neo-renaissance style as a reference to the beginnings of the university system in northern Italy. 

Photography by When Audrey Met Darcy and Electric Percival

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