Egon Schiele lived next door
This is the image that greeted me,
as soon as I turned the corner
to walk to the streetcar stop
The morning had started out rainy
and dark, as if we already were in deepest November.
The Haas House
Standing diagonally across from St. Stephan's Cathedral,
its modern glass front mirrors the ancient cathedral
in a myriad different ways.
The underground station "Stephansplatz"
is located under the building.
Emerging from that station,
you exit right in front of St. Stephan's main gate,
a truly impressive sight.
Vienna seems to have a fable for stunning views
from their underground stations:
One of the Karlsplatz exits, for example,
carries you, from the deep bowels of the station,
right up to the beautiful opera building.
Sexton's Lodge at St. Stephan's Cathedral
I love that little lodge house,
next to the southeastern entrance to the cathedral.
Access to the stairs that leed up to the steeple,
is through the small door to the left.
Yesterday, the sun was illuminating the red geraniums,
it looked as if they glowing from the inside.
The tiled roof got heavily damaged
during the last days of World War II.
Can you believe that it took
almost a quarter of a million glazed tiles
to cover the roof?
Courtyard of the Haas & Haas Teahouse
Did you notice
the blue flower vases?
Coffee for Three at Demel's
At the coffee bar:
Espresso macchiato, a Melange
and a Hauskaffee
that ends well. :-)
Square next to the
And back home with the underground!