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Vijećnica staircase and hall

Vijećnica staircase and hall, © Mehmed A. Akšamijaenlarge


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Object:Vijećnica staircase and hall
Description:Indoor photograph of the balcony surrounding the Vijećnica central hall, taken from the main staircase. The picture captures the arcades in their full heigth, including the staircase balustrade and chandelier.
Comment:The perspective suggests that the photographer either climbed a ladder or onto the windowsill on the first landing to capture this specific angle. Analogue photographic process, negative-positive (Agfa Isopan 17 DIN). Original preserved as a positive on silver bromine paper, stored as a print and a digital record.
Location:Sarajevo, Vijećnica
Country:Bosnia and Herzegovina (contemporary)
Yugoslavia (historical)
Creator:Akšamija, Alija M.
Dimensions:Positive: 180mm x 180mm
Keywords:340 Structures > 341 Architecture
340 Structures > 344 Public Structures
350 Equipment and Maintenance of BLDGS > 351 Grounds
Bibliography:Akšamija, Mehmed A. (2015): Alija M. Akšamija – Monografija arhivografije. Sarajevo: BANU. Vol. I, 92.
Copyright:Mehmed A. Akšamija
Archive:Alija M. Akšamija private collection, Sarajevo (Collection Sarajevski ciklus 1938./39. – Panorame i vedute Sarajeva, Sarajevska vijećnica III), Inv. No.: A.M.A. N 40 39
Editors:Mehmed A. Akšamija, Kristina Ilić, Nataša Mišković