Saturday 28 January 2017

St. Barbara and questionable Angels
Viennese Encounters

Statue of St. Barbara
St. Ulrich Church
7th District

Quarrelling Angels
Right next to the poor saint!


"Of all the questions you might want to ask
about angels, the only one you ever hear
is how many can dance on the head of a pin"
Billy Collins

Photographed in 2010
in Vienna's 7th District (Neubau)
Images © by Merisi


  1. Beautiful statue but poor saint indeed. Barbara had a rough life and death.
    Maybe those angels are just playing?
    Funny, just last night a FB friend posted a Peanuts cartoon about whether Adam and Eve had belly buttons, and I asked her whether this was the new "How many angels ..." question.

    This is funny:

    1. Thank you, Dina, will follow the link! :-)

  2. St. Barbara looks quite dramatic. The angels are rather cute while quarreling!

  3. Wonderful statues!! Seeing ones like these in so many places in Europe was one of the things I enjoyed most about living in Europe! Thank you, as always, for sharing the beauty!!

  4. Thanks so much for leaving a comment on my Coventry blog. It brings me here to see how you are getting on. I am not disappointed. Your photographs continue to be lovely.

    1. You are an angel! :-)
      I feel bad about not making the rounds more frequently.


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