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Old August 19th, 2006, 07:09 PM   #41
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Austria, Vienna

Office of the Austrian president (officially highest but powerless man in the state)
He resides in the Leopoldiner Wing of the Hofburg (empirial palace)




Office of the Austrian chancellor (the most powerfull person and head of the government)









The Austrian Parliament: (has been hardly hit by WWII bombardemnt so one of the chamber halls has been built in postwar style, the largest rest of the building is still original though




(the chamber of the Nationalrat, rebuilt after the war


(the other chamber that still is original)


Atrium-hall, the centrall hall of the Parliament
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Old August 19th, 2006, 10:23 PM   #42
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The Hague, The Netherlands

Het Binnenhof (The Inner Court)
Het Binnenhof is the political centre of the Netherlands. It is home to the government and the parliament, the latter is known as Tweede Kamer (Second Chamber) in Dutch. The so-called Eerste Kamer (First Chamber), which has to approve decissions approved by the Tweede Kamer and make sure they are in compliance with the law also has its seat here.





Ridderzaal (Knights Hall)
Located within Het Binnenhof, this is where the Queen adresses parliament every year on the first Tuesday of September to announce the plans of the government for the upcoming year. It was build between 1248 and 1280 and is the oldest part of Het Binnenhof.





Paleis Huis ten Bosch (losely translated: Palace House in the Woods)
Paleis Huis ten Bosch is one of many (former) palaces in The Hague. It is located in the woods just outside the City and is the residence of the Queen. It was build in 1645 and expanded in 1732.





Paleis Noordeinde (literally Palace North End)
The second palace in use by the Queen is Paleis Noordeinde. It is located right in the middle of the City. It is used as a "Working Palace" because of its proximity to Het Binnenhof. It basically means that the Queen works at Noordeinde and lives a few miles away at Huis ten Bosch. The oldest parts of Noordeinde date back to 1533.



Het Catshuis (Cats House/Home)
Het Catshuis is named after the man who build it, 17th century politician Jacob Cats. It is the official residence of the Prime Minister although I can't remember a single one that actually used it as such. The Dutch Prime-Ministers have a habit of staying in their own homes while their in office, so it's more ceremonial than functional. Prime-Ministers do tend to use it as a place to welcome guests.



Most pictures are courtesy of historie.denhaag.org
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Old August 19th, 2006, 10:27 PM   #43
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Japan's surprises me. I'm not sure what I expected. Maybe not something so Westernised.

Brasilia's architecture is great!
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Old August 19th, 2006, 10:55 PM   #44
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FINLAND
Eduskuntatalo / Riksdagshuset

Korkein oikeus / Högsta domstolen, Supreme Court of Finland

Kesäranta / Villa Bjälbo, Prime Minister's official residence.

Valtioneuvoston linna / Statsrådsborgen, Government Palace.

Säätytalo / Ständerhuset, The House of Estates.
Some more:

Newest annex of the Parliament House of Finland: Pikkuparlamentti, "Little Parliament".






The cafeteria


Pikkuparlamentti is connected to Eduskuntatalo, the Parliament Building, by a underground tunnel.
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Old August 19th, 2006, 11:19 PM   #45
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Switzerland

Bundeshaus, Bern (home to the parliament, senate and ministers and 'presidents' offices)






National Bank, Bern




Federal Court, Lausanne

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Old August 20th, 2006, 02:44 PM   #46
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(Continued list of public buildings in)
Austria, Vienna


Justizpalast, houses the OGH (highest court)




Governmental building housing several different ministeries: (agriculture, economic-affairs)


Details of the double hawk on the top

Ministery for social security and consumer protection
+ Traffic ministery (directly next to the building above)



The following three ministeries are all directly next to each other and next to Hofburg and the office of the Chancellor.

Ministery for Internal affairs:


Foreign affairs ministery:


Educational ministery:


Defense minstery:


Justice ministery:


And last but not least, if you made it that far to the end, a highlight:
The finance ministery has an awesome 360° tour (also in english) about the Palais where the finance minister "resides":
https://www.bmf.gv.at/resources/Pano...rman/roter.htm


(on the right side)
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 03:55 AM   #47
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URUGUAY

precidential recidense (uruguay, montevideo)



Palacio lesgilativo = the parlament (senate and congres)









presidential office

precidential helicopter



banco republica

administracion nacional de puertos( si alguien lo traduce mejor)
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 05:18 AM   #48
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Interior of the Philippine House of Representatives


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Old August 23rd, 2006, 05:13 PM   #49
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Kuwait

Seif Palace ( Cabinet of Ministers Building )






Parliament Building







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The Scottish Parliament











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Old September 3rd, 2006, 05:04 PM   #51
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beautiful building for Scotland.


The Dutch Parliament Buildings; more than 8 centuries of history!


In the middle, the tower of the prime-minister.














www.citysnapper.com


Trêveszaal


The Dutch Eerste Kamer (Senate) Hall.




Ceiling


Ridderzaal - Knights Hall


The (New) Second Chamber


'Prinsjesdag' Opening of the Palementary year by HMS Queen Beatrix.


Royal Stables

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Old September 3rd, 2006, 05:18 PM   #52
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Old September 3rd, 2006, 05:44 PM   #53
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Here's the Assembly of Wales, the building known as "The Senedd", completed this year.








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Old October 25th, 2006, 05:44 PM   #54
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Cardiff Bay is beautiful. Every building is looks so great together.
The Assembly looks a bit small, though.
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Old October 31st, 2006, 07:15 PM   #55
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PUERTO RICO CAPITAL BUILDING (EL CAPITOLIO)
























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Old October 31st, 2006, 07:21 PM   #56
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MORE OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO CAPITAL BUILDING















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Old November 4th, 2006, 08:34 PM   #57
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Wow, interesting seeing the Puerto Rican building there on that peninsula
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Old November 5th, 2006, 02:34 AM   #58
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I think the modernist buildings of Brazilia are beautiful, they look so fresh and modern
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Old November 13th, 2006, 03:44 AM   #59
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Bucharest, Romania - Palace of the Parliament



It's the largest building in Europe by volume and the heaviest building in the world.

I also think it's one of the ugliest.
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Anyway... beautiful Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Budapest and Buenos Aires.
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