This is the Haas Building. 20th century building all glass, steel and stone right opposite the 11th Century St. Stephen's Cathedral. The difference is amazing.
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.