Photographer's Note

Welcome to the secession palace in Vienna. The building's roof is covered with this golden globe made of golden color leaves. the impression is awesome and quite pretty!

This distinctive Secession building was designed and built by Josef Maria Olbrich in 1898 as a home for the Association of Visual Artists Vienna Secession. The Association, which included Gustav Klimt within its membership were pioneers of Jugendstil/Art Nouveau and their legacy, albeit through the exhibition of frequently challenging contemporary artworks continues today.

Amazingly, the building (which was virtually destroyed in World War II after being bombed and set on fire by the retreating German army) has been restored to its former glory. Arguably one of the most beautiful buildings in the city (and a must visit for the architecture alone) art exhibitions are held here throughout the year.

For those interested to know more, please check their website

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Additional Photos by Eric LE PARC (eleparc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2146 W: 83 N: 2109] (24063)
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