Saturday, 30 June 2012

The Parliament Reader
Morning in the City


I was walking
early this morning

towards the First District,
when I spotted this reader,

sitting among Ionic pillars
in the vestibule of
the Austrian Parliament building
Ringstrasse

Links:
-> The Austrian Parliament Building
Images and Text © by Merisi
-> Architecture and History of the Parliament Building -
on the Parliament homepage, in German

18 comments:

  1. What an amazing place to read early in the morning. You inspire me to go walking and discover early in the morning.

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    1. Marilyn,
      the only way, very early - before 8 AM - to do some walking during this heatwave we are under right now. Record temperatures for June yesterday, more so today, going to hit 100° F.

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  2. Just amazing and inspiring pictures, Merisi!

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  3. Looks like a pretty interesting place to sit.

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    1. Indeed, great view included!

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  4. I love the drama of those first two shots!

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    1. Those soaring columns are quite impressive, aren't they?

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  5. You captured the beautiful weather there...

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    1. Beautiful, yes, a tad to hot, I'd say (thank heavens, so far none of those terrible thunderstorms like the ones that hit the East Coast recently).

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  6. What a beautiful spot for reading, like an old library - serious, majestic, in the company of Greek philosophers (the statues?) and the guy coordinates well with the blue sky in the background (blue shirt) :-)

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    1. Zosia,
      the reader's in the company of Greek and Roman historians. the ones in the picture should be Thucydides and Polybius.

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  7. Loved the reader but also the Farmers' Market pictures below.
    Happy 4th, dear Merisi!

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth!
      Happy 4th of July to you t00,
      Merisi

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  8. An unusual place to read a book...

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    1. Indeed! :-)
      (Maybe he was reading in a guide book!)

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  9. thanks for commenting on my skywatch. I notice you are from Vienna, Austria-I traveled there in 1964-many moons ago as part of a folk dance tour from Brigham Young University.

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    1. You are welcome!
      They say Vienna has changed much since then. Brighter, more cosmopolitan.

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