Thursday, April 3, 2008

St. Stephen's Cathedral

Of the churches I saw, and there were many, St. Stephen’s Cathedral was by far the best. The original roof was made of wood and though not hit directly, it did light on fire during World war II when Allied bombs ignited nearby buildings.

After the War, the citizens of Vienna raised money for a new roof for their Cathedral but this time it would be made of ceramic tiles that would make very pleasing designs for people to enjoy.

Vienna's St. Stephen's Cathedral

The post World War II ceramic tiled roof added after the original wooden one burned in an Allied bombing raid.

The Baptistry

Very awesomely carved pulpit

This modern building on the left caused a furor when it first opened but I like the way it catches the reflection of the Cathedral

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