Friday, 6 January 2017

Light in Winter
St. Stephen's Cathedral

Looking Up
On a bitter cold blustery day,
every now and then the sun

would break through the clouds
and illuminate the city

Photographed 5 January 2017
Images and Text © by Merisi

"St. Stephen's Cathedral (more commonly known by its German title: Stephansdom) is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna and the seat of the Archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, OP. The current Romanesque and Gothic form of the cathedral, seen today in the Stephansplatz, was largely initiated by Duke Rudolf IV (1339–1365) and stands on the ruins of two earlier churches, the first a parish church consecrated in 1147. The most important religious building in Vienna, St. Stephen's Cathedral has borne witness to many important events in Habsburg and Austrian history and has, with its multi-coloured tile roof, become one of the city's most recognizable symbols."
Quoted from Wikipedia, -> St. Stephen's Cathedral:


  1. Splendid details to the cathedral!

    1. Such a beautiful building, isn't it? And created and built so many centuries ago.
      I am always in awe when I walk past.

  2. This is so beautiful, and is my favorite cathedral in Central Europe. Vienna is a wonderful place!

  3. Jane Campbell09 January, 2017

    Those coloured tiles are amazing!


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