Saint Stephen’s Cathedral: An All Saints Day Photo Essay.

In the shadows of tall buildings

Of fallen angels on the ceilings

Oily feathers in bronze and concrete

Faded colors, pieces left incomplete. –“Cathedrals,” Jump Little Children

I fell in love with Stephensdom, Saint Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, today. Here are some photos to show you why.
An exterior shot
The woman in the lower right hand corner stood contemplatively for several minutes. It felt right to include her in the photo.
Stained glass in the rear of the church.
Stunning. The light and the stone.
The preaching pulpit is exquisite.
The uncredited sculpter made sure he was remembered by including an image of himself admiring his own work
Hello from the uncredited sculpter!
Because the priest is expected to deliver a “heavenly” word, the pulpit is far above the congregation. Creatures from the earth chase the priest up the handrail hoping to corrupt the message
But there is a dog to protect the priest from being corrupted.
Stained glass from the front of the church.
The mid afternoon sunlight comes through the windows from the plaza.
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