President Dr. Heinz Fischer on National Day 2011
Naturally, we followed the crowd of umbrellas into the Parliament building where we toured the two chambers of the gorgeous Greek revival house and, to our surprise, we were also personally greeted by Barbara Prammer, the President of the National Council.
Waiting in line before the Parliament Building
Federal Assembly Chamber
National Council Chamber
The best part of the day, however, was MEETING THE PRESIDENT! After touring the private rooms of the Präsidentschaftskanzlei in the Hofburg, we were warmly greeted by President Fischer and the First Lady Margrit in the Maria-Theresien-Zimmer.
Touring the private rooms of the Office of the President
Allegedly, the professional photographer who snapped our picture shaking their hands is going to post said pictures on the President's homepage or Facebook page. I've been checking both sites each day.
No pics yet. The pictures are shared in this post.
The festivities on Heldenplatz