Friday 5 October 2012

Saint Ephraim's Syrian Orthodox Church
Vienna in Autumn

Saint Ephraim's Syrian Orthodox Church
Lainzer Strasse and Fasangartengasse
13th District

The church was rebuilt in 1736,
after the original one -
dating back to 1421 -

was heavily damaged during the two Turkish Sieges,
in 1529 and in 1683, and the ensuing Battle of Vienna

© by Merisi


  1. You have so much history there!
    I have visited only once Vienna when my cousin lived there.
    She showed the oldest house of Vienna - small one between newer buildings :)

    Sunny autumn days to you Merisi!

  2. Your blog has so many pretty photos to appreciate, thanks for sharing and taking us on tour

  3. Well, that church has withstood some history! I wonder if it is possible to photograph the interior, and if there is still a regular congregation after all the centuries.

    The dappled light and shadows show what patterns nature can add to what we have built (and tried to destroy also, I sadly guess.)


  4. Such a lovely old church and so much history indeed! Thank you for sharing it with us, Merisi, your photos are terrific! Enjoy your weekend!

  5. Beautiful photographs, beautiful places. I am greeting

  6. I love the delicate shadow play on the autumn sunlit walls.
    Beautiful church Merisi.

  7. So much air in the first shot and dappled light and shadows too.

  8. Beautiful shots! It must be wonderful to live where the 'new' church is centuries old.

  9. Thank you for your kind comments!
    A wonderful weekend to everyone,

  10. Entre ombre et lumière d'octobre !
    Have a good day !


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