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AUSTRIA_Vienna - The Ferstel Palace (1st district)

The Ferstel Passage (Freyung Passage), is an upscale arcade built by the Austrian architect Heinrich von Ferstel in 1860. It connects Freyung Str. with Herrengasse (just nearby to famous Cafe Central). Passage leads into small glass-covered courtyard of Ferstel Palace, with fontain in the center. Here is a Donaunixen (Danube waternymph), who holds a fish in her hand. Ferstel Palace was built for the Austro-Hungarian National Bank. Unlike other buildings at this time, the palace was named after the 27 years old architect, and not after the owners.

Wien , Austria

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Very, very pretty

Posted by danabby – 18-Aug-11 @ 13:28

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