Saturday, May 16, 2009

My Europe Travel in Vienna, Austria

I'm striking again! Life is always busy. And now, I finally have the chance to share about my Europe travel in Vienna, Austria. It is almost two years ago since I visited Austria's capital city, Vienna. I was also fascinated by this city just like other great cities I had been in Europe like Munich, London, Prague, Salzburg and the greatest so far for me by now is Paris in France. I know there are still a lot of cities here in Europe that I am planning to visit when all the resources are available. I am just fascinated everytime I see interesting cities. Vienna is also beautiful. I also love it there. I am still hoping to visit this city in the future. Below is a little info about Vienna's architecture.

that's me striking a pose at the Residenz in Vienna, Austria

ARCHITECTURE IN VIENNA

A variety of architectural styles can be found in Vienna, such as the Romanesque Ruprechtskirche and the Baroque Karlskirche. Styles range from classicist buildings to modern architecture. Art Nouveau left many architectural traces in Vienna. The Secession, Karlsplatz Stadtbahn Station, and the Kirche am Steinhof by Otto Wagner rank among the best known examples of Art Nouveau in the world.

The Hundertwasserhaus by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, designed to counter the clinical look of modern architecture, is one of Vienna's most popular tourist attractions. Another example of unique architecture is the Wotrubakirche by sculptor Fritz Wotruba. In the 1990s, a number of quarters were adapted and extensive building projects were implemented in the areas around Donaustadt (north of the Danube) and Wienerberg (in southern Vienna). The 202 m-high Millennium Tower located at Handelskai is the highest building in Vienna. In recent years, Vienna has seen numerous architecture projects completed which combine modern architectural elements with old buildings, such as the remodelling and revitalisation of the old Gasometer in 2001.

Most buildings in Vienna are relatively low; in early 2006 there were around 100 buildings higher than 40 m. The number of high-rise buildings is kept low by building legislation aimed at preserving green areas and districts designated as world cultural heritage. Strong rules apply to the planning, authorisation and construction of high-rise buildings. Consequently, much of the inner city is a high-rise free zone.
source: Wikipedia

2 comments:

bluedreamer27 said...

wow it seems that you really travel a lot

Euroangel said...

HI Blue, happy to see yah around...take care..yup travel sometimes when resources are available..hehehe

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