In 1783, this elegant building in Vienna, Austria, was dedicated as part of the Spanish Riding Academy complex. The crest with two guardians celebrating, one with a harp, the other a trumpet


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  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Stratton4 months ago

    Another great piece of architecture, Phil. I gave another thought to it: I think what you call a harp is actually a lyre. Hmm? Nice one. :-)

  • pete
    YOU CALLING ME A LYRE!! My Jesuit profs always said “Distinguo!!” i.e. be specific, and call it like it is….good catch

    – phil decocco

  • Shulie1
    Shulie14 months ago

    Nice shot, Phil

  • thanks shulie
    to see art on a building like this is so special

    – phil decocco

  • lezvee
    lezvee4 months ago

    A lovely pediment – well seen and taken

  • lesley
    thanks for that, my friend!

    – phil decocco

  • Meladana
    Meladana4 months ago

    Looks great framed by the blue sky!

  • meledana
    that day was gorgeous, so the sky played a nice role…

    – phil decocco

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