Saturday, 22 June 2013

The Parliament Reader
Morning in the City


I was walking
early this morning

towards the First District,
when I spotted this reader,

sitting among Corinthian 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
R e p o s t

34 comments:

  1. Magnificent building, and absolutely gorgeous photos! Well caught in the beautiful light.

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  2. Neat shots -- in the last one, looks like he would like to commune with the statuary. How nice to be able to walk past such a building! Oops -- those are corinthian columns, not ionic.

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    1. Thanks for the correction, Stanley!
      What was I thinking, the Roman in me should have known better. ;-)

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  3. What an awesome place to spend some time with a book!
    An Arkies Musings

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    1. Up so high on a mighty building! ;-)

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  4. Gorgeous building! The top composition is brilliant.

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  5. I hope he was reading something epic in that setting.

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  6. A fantastic place to be able to spend time with a book indeed!! I'm envious!! Terrific captures, Merisi, and your composition is superb! Enjoy your weekend!!

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    1. Thank you, Sylvia!
      I am seriously contemplating wether doing a bit of reading up there myself, on Sunday morning. ;-)

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  7. Reading a book in public is becoming rarer and rarer.

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    1. Daisy,
      not so uncommon yet here in Vienna. In fact, I see people reading books all the time.

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  8. He sure found a nice spot for his reading.

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    1. The marble still carrying the night's cool temperature, quite nice on a summer morning. ;-)

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  9. Strange and spectacular place, but he seems comfortable with it!

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    1. It really feels as if being on top of the world, great views!

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  10. What a great sight - the small and the mighty - a nice combination.

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  11. Oh Merisi, I just love these shots.
    You are such a story-teller through your camera.
    You have a fantastic eye and see so much in the everyday.

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    1. Thank you, Sue, very kind of you! xxx

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  12. Perfect shot in every way. Lucky chap to have the time to read in such a historic spot.

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    1. He was up way earlier than most of us! ;-)

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  13. Love this and yes it is a perfect shot.

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  14. Perfect shot, but oh to be the one sitting in that fascinating spot...I'm afraid I would be too busy investigating to read.

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  15. It seems that all was already said!
    We agree completly ;)

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  16. Gorgeous photos, Merisi!
    Nice place for a reading :-)

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  17. How do you know he's reading about the parliament?
    Is it any good?

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  18. wow this awesome and beautiful.www.unn.edu.ng

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  19. Anonymous27 June, 2013

    I thought that such a sumptuous decor would have crushed the reader but it rather enhances him ... as our eye zooms in on him ... Amazing !
    I LOVE that series of shots !

    Marie-Noëlle

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  20. the first shot is my fave!

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