2749 – Little Palaces III

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Apr 272014
 

I’ve squeezed one last image out of my visit to the Natural History Museum in Vienna. This is the lower flight of the central stairway, leading up from the entrance hall below the cupola. It was taken from one of the two symmetrically arranged upper flights. They lead from the first landing back up to the restaurant, also below the cupola.

The Song of the Day is still “Little Palaces” from Elvis Costello’s 1986 album “King Of America”. Hear it on YouTube.

Apr 252014
 

Here are more images taken at the Natural History Museum in Vienna. Below this cupola there is a restaurant, right at the heart of the building. I suppose there are worse things to be seen while dining 🙂

Once again the Song of the Day is “Little Palaces” from Elvis Costello’s 1986 album “King Of America”. Hear it on YouTube.

Apr 242014
 

Imperial architecture in Vienna can be quite impressive. This is the cupola of the Natural History Museum in Vienna. It’s the kind of faux historic buildings that was built along Ringstraße after Napoleon had forced down the medieval walls, making place for Emperor Franz Josef’s new boulevard.

In defense of our architectural honor I have to say that, although none of the representational buildings along Ringstraße is from the era that it claims to be, the whole ensemble is pretty tasteful.

If you remember a very similar image from “2456 – Big Stuff“, well, that was in the Arts museum, a twin building right across the square. I repeat myself, but only in a way 😀

The Song of the Day is “Little Palaces” from Elvis Costello’s 1986 album “King Of America”. Hear it on YouTube.