Collection Jörg Hempel

From A Wiki on National Parliament Buildings Worldwide




This photo series on the European parliaments - I see - as a contribution to persist on the European idea, to bring together: historical values, that established and withstood for decades and centuries. With focus on the political background of the task the series concentrates on each nation's political representative building: its parliament. Aiming the public gaze on the ‘centres of power’ in Europe creates transparency, opening up the atmosphere of political decision making. Examining the legislative centres adds one more part to the understanding of the bigger whole, suggesting open-mindedness, that each citizen of the European community of states is free to adopt.

The European parliaments are presented and in the assemblage contrast each other,displaying the common, the different, individual, country-specific and typical characteristics and exploring the specials of the building. What is uniting all them, also in this work, is european (architectural) history.


Austria


Belgium


Bulgaria


Cyprus


Czech Republic


Germany

Denmark


Estonia


Spain


Finland


France


United Kingdom

Greece


Croatia


Hungary


Ireland


Italy


Lithuania


Luxembourg


Latvia


Malta

(former parliament building)

Netherlands


Norway


Poland


Portugal


Romania


Russia


Sweden


Slovenia


Slovakia



Notes

The series is emphasising on the 1990s, that have become a political and continental turn-around and boosting period in a way that could not have been foreseen and maybe hoped for in any respects. Not only the changes in the eastern European countries played a dramatic part in this, it is the collaboration of laenders under European governance and competences unimaginable a decade before that will create 'inter-national' networks that will influence the national state consciousness. This identity is already reflected in many respects: in a monetary union - however well constructed - on the one hand, and customs union on the other. ....

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