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After the greeting posts I want to continue my travelogue 'A night in Wien'. In the foreground you can see part of the Rathaus. The blue lights come from an Audi salon in front of the Rathaus. In the background there is the Votivkirche. The lower part of it was under construction.
This photo belongs to my favourites, the only thing I don't like in it is the strong light at the entrance, but I could do nothing with it!

I would be pleased if you told me your opinion about the photo!

The Rathaus is a building in Vienna which serves as the seat both of the mayor and city council of the city of Vienna which also serve, in personal union, as Governor and Assembly (Landtag) of the State of Vienna, a state with the Austrian federal system. The Rathaus was designed by Friedrich von Schmidt in the Gothic style, and built between 1872 and 1883. On the top of the tower is the Rathausmann, one of the symbols of Vienna. Facing the Rathaus is a large park, the Rathauspark.

The Votivkirche in Vienna, Austria, is one of the most important neo-Gothic religious architectural sites in the world.
Located on Ringstrae in the district of Alsergrund close to the University of Vienna, the origin of the church has an unusual history derived from a knife-attack on Emperor Franz Joseph by Hungarian nationalist Jnos Libnyi. The emperor was taking a stroll with one of his officers Count Maximilian Karl Lamoral O'Donnell von Tyrconnell on a city-bastion, when Libnyi approached him. He immediately struck the emperor from behind with a knife straight at the neck. Franz Joseph almost always wore a uniform, which had a high collar that almost completely enclosed the neck. It so happened that the collar of his uniform was made out of very sturdy material. Even though Franz Joseph was wounded and bleeding, this collar basically saved his life. Count O'Donnell struck Libnyi down with his sabre.[3] O'Donnell, hitherto only a Count by virtue of his Irish nobility, was thereafter made a Count of the Habsburg Empire, conferred with the Commander's Cross of the Royal Order of Leopold, and his customary O'Donnell arms were augmented by the initials and shield of the ducal House of Austria, with additionally the double-headed eagle of the Empire. These arms are emblazoned on the portico of no. 2 Mirabel Platz in Salzburg, where O'Donell built his residence thereafter. Another witness who happened to be nearby, the butcher Joseph Ettenreich, quickly overwhelmed Libnyi. For his deed he was later elevated to nobility by Franz Joseph and became Joseph von Ettenreich. Libnyi was subsequently put on trial and condemned to death for attempted regicide. He was executed on the Simmeringer Haide.

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