Excursion to the Austrian Parliament
• Excursion to the Austrian Parliament
Each year, since 1965, in Austria celebrated the National Day (Austria. Nationalfeiertag). From 1955 to 1965, he was celebrated as the Flag Day (Austria. "Tag der Fahne"). In this holiday in some government offices are open days. The most interesting thing for me was to get to the Austrian Parliament. This is an interesting beautiful building with Roman columns, around which tourists like to be photographed. Parliament is in the ring (Doktor-Karl-Renner-Ring), in close proximity of all central attractions Vienna area between Maria Teresa Platz and Town Hall.
To get inside, you had to defend a rather big place.
Austrian Parliament Building, was built in 1874-1883 years. In front of him is high statue of Pallas Athena. Sculpture, lying at the feet of Athens represent the four most important rivers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire: the Danube, Inn, Elbe and Vltava. In the photo below them clearly visible.
It all starts with a beautiful door handle
In the lobby all visitors check in the airport.
In some corridors visitors were not allowed.
pass further and fall into a large columned hall.
Some doors are closed to us. Most handles are in the form of snakes.
Then we get into the conference room of the Federal Council - the upper house of the Austrian Parliament.
At each location contains the name.
The composition of the Chamber of Deputies and the layout of each of the nine Austrian lands. All in the ward 62 beds, most places of the deputies chosen by parliament of Lower Austria.
In this room, as in all others, visitors spend a small tour.
At the entrance to the hall with all shook hands, President of the Federal Council - Reinhard Todt.
Coats of all nine Austrian provinces.
The ballot box.
After the hall, we enter the second largest parliament hall - hall of the National Council. It's lower house of parliament, which consists of 183 deputies.
There could be photographed, having stood a small queue. Incidentally photos outlet gave for free.
Seats Austrian deputies.
Each seat is numbered.
chambers of the Austrian TV channel ORF.
The most important Austrian eagle.
Uncle, who photographed all.
Corridor around the conference room of the National Council.
There are several meeting rooms and some booths for phone calls.
It also has its own ballot box.
Pneumatic document transmission system.
Here everything is provided for journalists.
Go down the corridor.
Open the next door. Many acronym FJI, that probably is the initials of the most popular of the Austrian emperor Franz Joseph I
It is a small museum archive.
An interesting ceiling with the emblems of all the Austrian lands. In the next photo coat of arms of Lower Austria, which is like the Vienna area.
Reception (also known as the "Blue Room"). On the walls hang portraits of the presidents of Austria. Usually, when there take international guests desk located across the room, but today he was made a little side to side.
Book for honorable guests.
In the next column hall have a layout of the parliament building in the section. As you can see there are two large semicircular hall.
In one of these rooms by representatives of parties have held a mini campaign.
In the corridors of interesting stands.
spiral staircase to the other floors.
The second semi-circular room, which was on the plane, this is a historic meeting hall - the most beautiful room of the Parliament.
In the past there were 516 people, is now only 456.
Place on the last row.
Corridor around the historic hall.
Now, let us enter into the last Austrian President Heinz Fischer's office
In the vicinity of Parliament's office director.
The main entrance is now closed and we go down on the ground floor.
There are offices and a small shop.
Entrance doors that hide behind the sculpture of Athena.
Decorations lamps around Parliament.
Open Day at the Austrian Parliament was a success! The police removed the fence.