|Groß Wappensaal of the Landhaus Klagenfurt|
|The arms of the noble families of Carinthia painted on the walls of the Klagenfurt Landhaus Wappensaal.|
|Josef Ferdinand Fromiller's ceiling fresco features a brilliant quadratura colonnade and portraits of himself and his sons in the corner.|
|marquetry doors and surrounds made of black marble|
|After years of traveling together, Erling has now amassed a collection of photos of me taking photos. He is over there capturing me with his iPhone.|
|Kleiner Wappensaal (1740), currently used as a conference room.|
|Is your conference room emblazoned with armorial splendor? No? Well maybe it should be.|
For German and Austrian arms there is of course a great book (just as there exists for English and French arms) identifying each family and you can find this Wappenbuch online.
I am reining myself in tremendously here because I can go on and on about heraldry and other rooms decorated in this way, and am bursting to do so, but I am going to have to save that for another time.
Stay tuned for more from Austria coming up soon!
all photos in this post by Lynne Rutter, Klagenfurt, December 2012
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