Thursday, October 15, 2015

Façade Detail #39

The mosaic on the facade of this apartment building in the 19th district depicts the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Probus. He revoked Rome's exclusive right to plant noble vine, and he employed the soldiers in time of peace on useful works, such as the planting of vineyards in Gaul, Pannonia and other districts, in order to restart the economy in these devastated lands. The 19th district is a wine-growing district within Vienna's city limit.


  1. That is a powerful rendition of history! Sometimes Rome tried to do the right thing. It would have been best if the Romans had stayed home, of course.