The European Parliament (is the directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union (EU). Together with the Council of the European Union and the European Commission, it exercises the legislative function of the EU and it has been described (by its own members) as one of the most powerful legislatures in the world. The Parliament is composed of 766 members, who represent the second largest democratic electorate in the world (after the Parliament of India) and the largest trans-national democratic electorate in the world (375 million eligible voters in 2009).
From 22 to 25 May 2014, elections to the European Parliament were held in the European Union.
It was the 8th parliamentary election since the first direct elections in 1979.
In Poland the elections were also on 25th May, like in Austria, but I was still in Vienna. It is the last photo from my journey. I am back home now.
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photoray (13981) 2014-05-26 17:04
In addition to your informative European Union note, I am attracted to the night view of this very attractive Georgian architecture, immense, ornate columns, elaborate statues, etc.
And I suspect it was built much later than I would guess - 18th century?
Thanks for sharing,
PS: I am a morning person, up before sunrise and enjoy exploring before official opening times, which also means fewer people.
By going to sleep long before midnight, I miss the parties unless they are interesting enough or I am invited.....
rychem (38225) 2014-05-26 22:37
Ładne, dobre, nocne zdjęcie. Dobre zarządzanie światłem i piękne szczegóły, fajna notatka. Niechby ludzie wiedzieli o parlamencie chociaż tyle, ile napisałaś.
jemaflor (99141) 2014-05-26 23:25
A good news photo, well framed and captured with the contrast of light, tfs.
snunney (101748) 2014-05-27 2:36
The results of the elections are still being digested here and probably in most of Europe. In the meantime, we can enjoy this splendid night time composition. Ideally exposed with superb colours and detail.
Sonata11 (33969) 2014-05-27 9:50
Witaj Malgorzato, piekna nocna kompozycja jak i samo wykonanie. Piekna praca. Bardzo mi sie podoba oswietlenie ktore pozwala dostrzec wiele pieknych detali. Podoba mi sie.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam, Barbara
ps. piasek rowniez wole z nad naszego baltyku.
Noel_Byrne (32108) 2014-05-27 11:23
A beautiful building, and a very nice way to mark the elections (a lot nicer than mine anyway, I was a bit annoyed the day I posted mine!!). The building has been caught under lovely light and the jet black backdrop serves to highlight every fine feature, I can almost rub my finger along the fluting of the columns. The statue stands very proudly too.
fritzi007 (11161) 2014-05-27 11:58
sehr schönes Fotoin der Nacht vom öster. Parlament, sehr gute Bildqualität, gratuliere!
Habt ihr in Polen nicht die Möglichkeit zur Briefwahl?
carlo62 (50914) 2014-05-27 13:58
bella esposizione per mettere in evidenza queste architetture classiche, statua compresa.
L'insegna delle elezioni europee segnala esattamente la data, senza nessuna condizione.
Ottima prospettiva, dovuta alla scelta del pov, secondo me, giusta, per dare più enfasi all'insieme.
PS riuscirai a rimanere a casa almeno per due giorni????
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-05-28 20:59
Malgo, a very impressive and nicely presented nocturne of Ringstrasse!! with your style and special point of view always...
Baron von Hansen was inspired by the neo-Greek style of architecture which was very popular during the 19th century.
The Pallas Athena statue front of the Parliament is an exquisite piece of Art!!
hard to keep Europe united these days...
mkamionka (38415) 2014-06-06 7:57
Bylem w w Wiedniu tak bardzo dawno temu ze prawie nic stamtad nie pamietam. Musze koniecznie wybrac sie kiedys znowu zeby odswiezyc pamiec i zrobic zdjecia.
Pamietam ze elegancka architektura tego miasta robila na mnie ogromne wrazenie. Tutaj wlasnie pokazujesz jeden z dostojnych budynkow. Nocne oswietlenie dodaje wyjatkowej atmosfery. Plakat reklamujacy wybory zakotwicza fotografie w czasie i przestrzeni.
Dobry pomysl zeby przy okazji przesiadek odwiedzic jeszcze dwie stolice :)
- Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) (100959)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-25
- Categories: Ceremony, Architecture, Event, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/4, 1/10 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-26 16:26