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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Stephansdom



St Stephen's Cathedral is in the heart of Vienna. A Gothic masterpiece that dominates the city centre. The foundations of the original church date back to 1147. This is the fourth church on this site with just the Giant's door and Heathen towers surviving from the 13th cent. 



The impressive roof is covered with 250,000 tiles laid out in the design of the Hapsburg coat of arms.


It was only when I stood back from the Cathedral that I noticed the coat of arms

























10 comments:

  1. Such wonderful details in the architecture. I'm curious where the heathen towers got their name.

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  2. I saw it and admired it, but not with the detailed observations you have made. Its roof defines it, I think.

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  3. I like it you pointed out the details as on the roof.

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  4. That tile roof is really very impressive - another part of the world for me to explore one day!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  5. Lovely spot. I had to check to be sure we will be stopping there in June on the river cruise and we will. I look forward to seeing it in person.

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  6. Wow, they certainly knew how to impress. That roof is amazing.

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  7. fantaSTIC AND IMPRESSIVE CATHEDRAL

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  8. Amazing place and even more amazing cathedral

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  9. I especially love photo 4 with the figure of a maiden under a doggy grotesque

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