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Your Scene: Vienna State Opera in Austria

A daily feature highlighting photos from Times readers.

February 26, 2011
  • The Vienna State Opera House in Austria opened in 1869.
The Vienna State Opera House in Austria opened in 1869. (Karl Gerber )

Times reader Karl Gerber captured this view of the Vienna State Opera House in Austria. Though stately in this photo, it did not always look this way. The opera house, which made its debut in 1869, was bombed in 1945 during World War II. Only a few parts escaped destruction. Ten years later, it reopened with a performance of Beethoven’s "Fidelio."

View past photos we've featured. To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery. When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when. The more we know about the photo, the more likely it is that we'll feature it in our daily "Your Scene" posts here. To help us credit you properly, please include your name and city of residence.

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