Sunday 15 February 2015

St. Stephen's Cathedral and Haas Haus
Cathedral, Reflections, and Coffee on a sunshiny Day

Looking Up
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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 Haas Haus
Architect Hans Hollein's project caused
a storm of controversy in the late 1980s.
Built literally in the shadow of Vienna's
beloved St. Stephen's Cathedral, its glass façade
mirrors the cathedral and other buildings in the square

A Place in the Sun
Drinking coffee with a view of
both the cathedral and the Haas Haus
Café Aida at Stock-im-Eisen-Platz

Images and Text © by Merisi

-> *) Quoted from St. Stephen's Cathedral @ Wikipedia
-> Haas Haus at
-> Sky Watch Friday
-> Weekend Reflections


  1. love the reflaction of St. Stephan´s in the modern architecture

  2. Oh, I do love the "old reflected in the new"! Terrific captures for the day, Merisi, as always! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

  3. Great reflections on the Haas Haus !
    Have a nice weekend in the sun, with a coffee :-)

  4. Beautiful reflections of the cathedral on the Haas Haus glass facade.

  5. Sunshiny and beautiful indeed!
    Happy Valentine's Day.

  6. Beautiful detail shots on the cathedral. I don't think I could get tired of seeing that place.

  7. The cathedral is just beautiful and to have it reflected makes it even more spectacular!!!

  8. Beautiful reflections. and photos !

  9. lovely photos of the cathedral and its reflection...missing Vienna even more :)

  10. Beautiful pictures and the reflection shot is exceptional.

  11. Are all those people standing in the background waiting to get seats at the cafe? Hard to relax and enjoy your coffee with people hawking you.

    Love the mosaic roof tiles on the cathedral! What a magical place.

    1. Marchelline,
      no worry, these are pedestrians walking through (there is a narrow spot between the building and the outdoor tables). Besides, there's plenty of space, at this very large, pedestrians only square!

  12. That patterned roof is amazing! And with so much beauty to reflect, I think I understand the choice of mirrors for the modern building.


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