St Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna has a beautiful and colorful roof. This roof consists of 230,000 glazed tiles. The Cathedral was seriously damaged during the second world war but was thereafter scruplously restored. Here you see the double-headed eagle that is a for the Habsburg dynasty. When I took this photo it was not the very best light (strong midday sunshine) and I have understood that you may take a very good shot of the roof from "Alter Steffl", the south tower, but I did not have enough time to find out if this was possible. In an attempt to make my photo diffent from others I took it from behind a lamp in the street.
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TheMystic (912) 2006-09-30 19:34
Only have a few minute to spend, so today on Earth, this is the one of the few things I am looking at. Great shot of the roof (rebuilt - burnt out during WWII) and good to include the 'Gaslaterne' for visual interest with a sense of perspective.
quetzal (3467) 2006-10-01 7:32
I went to Vienna some years ago, but I never saw this roof. Excellent picture showing this master piece. Moreover the foreground with this streetlight is excellent
Aviller (3866) 2006-10-10 13:34
Great capture of the roof. My only beef with the pic is that the lamppost partially hides one wing of the eagle. Perhaps if you had taken one or a couple of steps further to the right, the eagle would have been in the picture in its entirety.