12 February 08
The Rathaus is the City Hall of Vienna which serves as the seat both of the mayor and city council. It was designed (Gothic) by Friedrich von Schmidt and built between 1872 and 1883. The structure is built on #1 Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz, the street named after the designer. The Rathaus can be found on the other side crossing from the Parliament building.
The photo above shows the upper part of the vast structure. I took my lens a little lower and this is what you'll see:
The front lot has been renovated into an ice skating rink where fans of all ages can enjoy ice skating! It is called the Wiener Eistraum (literally: Viennese Ice Dream/Dream on Ice). The 4,000 sq.mtrs rink is open since January 26 and will be open to the public until March 9.