St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna, Austria.


This is the incredibly beautiful roof of St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Austria.

St. Stephen’s Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church which was built between the 12th and 15th century. Its famous roof is covered by 230,000 colored and glazed tiles. On the north side, it shows a zigzag pattern and in its middle part rhombuses enclosed by lines.

More about my trip to Vienna and St. Stephen’s Cathedral soon on this blog!

 

 

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25 comments

  1. beauty and color. Back when it was built few people could appreciate the close up view

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  2. This is amazing. I wonder how ling it took to make the patterns on the roof?

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    • Unfortunately, I don’t know. I was trying to get more information about the colored tiles on the internet, because I couldn’t imagine them being used in the 12th century. But it was difficult to find valid infos about it. All I know is that the roof had been distroyed during WW II, and they rebuilt it. They say, though, that the roof looked this way before.

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  3. Awesome! Really like these pictures. Beautiful roof…

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  4. what a great zig zag pattern to the roof

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  5. This is the perfect building for this week’s challenge. I’m looking forward to seeing photos of the inside now.

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  6. I’m so glad you posted this. I was there last year ( and posted about it: http://wp.me/p1zSwJ-1Kk). Your roof shots are much better than mine! Can’t wait to see your interior views! Great choice for the zig zag challenge.

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  7. This brings back memories…. of three weeks ago!

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  8. Lovely snaps! I remember when visiting Vianna being mesmerised by the cathedral’s roof pattern and taking lots of photographs. Of course that was early 90’s and the camera had a film inside and who knows where those pictures are now. 🙂

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  9. What an amazing pattern. Great!

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