Sunday 2 October 2011

Finally, my weekend.

Sunday. The end of my busy week. While everyone else's weekend is over, mine is just about to begin. Yay!

On Thursday afternoon, while working on my research for The Grim Reaper's Novice (my current project), I visited the impressive 11th century  St. Stephen's Cathedral, and climbed the 343 steps leading to the South Tower Watchman Chamber. The view up there was simply breathtaking. At the height of 87 feet above ground, people walking around the St. Stephen's Square resembled moving dots.
This is how an eagle feels soaring high in the sky, it's razor-sharp eyes searching for prey. 
The thought crossed my mind as I drank in the sweeping view of the city as far as my eyes could see.

Afterwards I visited the catacombs. I found the history intriguing and disturbing at the same time. Call me morbid, but I'll visit again. I find the serenity within the silent, cool rooms quite comforting.


  1. Wow nice pictures! is this Vienna?

  2. Yes it is. St. Stephen's Cathedral right in the middle of Vienna. Beautiful, isn't it?

  3. Ooh, I've always wanted to visit the catacombs in any of the old cities. These pictures are amazing.

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  5. Hi Francesca, welcome. It's good to have you here. And thank you for taking a look at the photos and commenting.
    As much as I wanted to take photos inside the catacombs, it wasn't/isn't allowed here in Vienna. The experience of walking through all those old underground rooms and chambers was just priceless.