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The Parliament building in Vienna, Austria...

Hohes Haus, formerly the Reichsratsgebäude, is where the two Houses of the Parliament of Austria conduct their sittings. The building is on the Ringstraße boulevard in the first district Innere Stadt, close by the Hofburg Palace and the Palace of Justice.

The main construction lasted from 1874 to 1883. The architect was Theophil Edvard Hansen. He designed the building holistically in a Greek style, each element harmonizing with the others and was therefore also responsible for the interior decoration, such as statues, paintings, furniture, chandeliers, and numerous other elements.

Hansen was ennobled by Emperor Franz Joseph with the title of a Freiherr (Baron) after completion. One of the building's most famous features is the later added Athena fountain in front of the main entrance, which is a notable Viennese tourist attraction. Following heavy damage and destruction during the Second World War, most of the interior has been restored to its original splendour.

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This is a picture I took in 1988.

Scanned from negative, desaturated, incresed sharpness and reduced warmth, applied retouches & cropped.

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