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Statues and Names

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27 July 09

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As mentioned the other day, the façade of the Naturhistorisches Museum has names and statues depicting personifications of the various continents known to Austrian science at the time - Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Above, the names on the golden plate are Alexandre der Große, G.Mercator and Julius Caesar.

Below, names of Columbus, Imanuel Kant and Vasco da Gama.

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7 comments :

  1. What a beautiful looking building. To have such statues and ornamentation on the outside, the building interior must be amazing. Do they allow photos inside?

    - Jim, not Slim

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  2. Really beuatiful. I should visit ist!

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  3. It is a beautiful building, and evry details are so fine.

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  4. I'm familiar w/those names! I read about them before and Immanuel Kant was my topic for a research back when I was in Foundation school.

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  5. these are structures that defines how great europe's civilization is that it maintained such beauty.

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  6. what a beautiful facade! i will never get tired to european architecture.

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  7. Great man, I'm happy to see Vasco da Gama among them :)

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