Day 168 of 365

St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

Day 168 of my "365 Days" project. St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna.

St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom in German) is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Vienna and the seat of the Archbishop of Vienna. Its current Romanesque and Gothic form, situated at the heart of Vienna in the Stephansplatz, was largely initiated by Rudolf IV and stands on the ruins of two earlier churches. 

As the most important religious building in Vienna, the cathedral has borne witness to many important events in the nation's history and has, with its multi-colored tile roof, become one of the city's most recognizible symbols.

Source: Wikipedia

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Volksgarten (meaning People's Garden) opened to the public in 1820. It lies on the site of the old Burgbastei (Palace Bastions) which were destroyed by Napoleon in 1809, near the Heldenplatz, Neue Burg, the Parlament and the Burgtheater. It was laid out as a French garden, and in 1857 the remaining fortifications were removed and the garden extended.

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A duck in the Volksgarten pond.

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You know how the shoemaker's children go without shoes? The same applies to photographers. I shoot everyhting but myself. This is one of the few photos of me, taken by my husband when I was taking a break from taking rose photos in Volksgarten. It was a really hot day, and sun lotion, hat och water were a must.

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Volksgarten is a very popular spot for both Viennese and tourists, enjoying the very beautiful rose garden, containing hundred of roses.

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And the obligatory flower photos; you know me by now, right?

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