Lost Splendor

Past and present by an archives student and new Bostonian. @freifraufitz

The Bodies of Saints: Skeletons of Christian saints decorated by the church following their 1578 discovery nested within Roman catacombs - relocated to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland for protection in later centuries [The Guardian, 2013]

Image Sources: Wired, The Guardian

Österreichesiche Nationalbibliothek [Austrian National Library]. Vienna, Austria 2012.
If ever again I get the opportunity to visit Vienna, I’ll be spending every waking hour within these doors. Unfortunately, I’d imagine no sacher torte to be allowed in the library. Alas! 
Odorico Von Susani, Austria c. 1918 (by spadon75)
Österreiches National Bibliothek: Vienna, 2012.
Viennese Arches, Summer 2012
Vienna, Summer 2012
Dear Vienna,
I miss your hot chocolate.  I miss your Sacher Torte. I miss your availability of shot glasses donning the visage of Habsburg royalty.
Österreiches National Bibliothek Interiors: Vienna, Summer 2012
Bookshelves at the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek in Vienna, July 2012.
Hofburg Palace Entry, Vienna. July 2012

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek and subsequent Sacher Torte: Vienna, Austria.  July 21st 2012.

You’re in for a fair deal of attractive libraries for the next week or so.

17th Century Globe, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, July 21st 2012

The Museum of Art History, Vienna (by *pingallery)
Oesterreich by Alphonse Mucha (via Via )
Archduchess Gisela of Austria (1856-1932) (via Grand Ladies)
Austrian Museum of Art History, Vienna. By pingallery