Monday 19 November 2012

Fallen Angels
and other Sinners

St. Michael's Church
St. Michael the Archangel
looking down from the pediment
of the church's main entrance

The Scene at Demel's
A few doors down,
someone's looking forward
to have coffee melange and
an absolutely exquisite, light as a cloud
torte made with Austrian farmer's cheese

St. Michael's Church
Pediment figures of Archangel Michael,
with Gabriel and Raphael at his side,
casting Lucifer into the abyss of hell -
created in 1725 by Italian sculptor Lorenzo Mattielli

© by Merisi

-> Mattielli Sculptures at Hofburg Gate
-> Michaelerplatz - St. Michael's Square
-> Demel Royal and Imperial Confectioners


  1. Oh, the sinful serpent disguised as a light as a cloud torte made with Austrian farmer's cheese, don't tempt Merisi!.... or if you have to, at least be exquisite and make it worth her straining from the righteous path.

    1. Fewer grams, less sinful, isn't it? ;-)

  2. St. Michael looks like he's "all out of bubblegum." To get that reference you'd have to know a certain movie called "They Live."

  3. Finally, a post dedicated to me! 8-)

  4. Since I haven't had breakfast this morning, I'm afraid St. Michael took second place to the coffee and torte!! Great shots of all though! Hope your week is off to a good start, Merisi, enjoy!!

  5. Sigh....deeply distracted by the light as a feather torte...


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