Caryatids at Austrian Parliament Building in Vienna, Austria - Encircle Photos

Caryatids at Austrian Parliament Building in Vienna, Austria

There is something innately appealing about caryatids. If you feel the same way, you are in for a treat. There are eight of these columns resembling robed women supporting a portico on the south side of the Austrian Parliament Building. They bear a striking resemblance to the Porch of Maidens of Erechtheion on the Acropolis in Athens. There are additional caryatids and atlantes (male columns) inside the former House of Representatives chamber. The rest of the façade along Schmerlingplaz is rather bland. Now turn the corner.

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Dr. Karl Renner-Ring 3, 1017 Wien, Austria

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