Tag Archives: Stephansdom

Dragons, lions and whatnot

A week or so ago, Dennis Aubrey over at Via Lucis – that amazing blog dedicated to photography of (mostly) Romanesque architecture in France – posted an entry about the sculptural decoration of the 12th century facade of the Prieuré Sainte Gemme. … Continue reading

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Late medieval cityscapes

In my last post I was talking about the so-called Retable du Parlement from Paris and how it shows an actual cityscape, i.e. Paris, in the background: True enough, to the very left of the painting there’s the Tour de … Continue reading

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Go, Team Norman Architecture

With a tip of the hat to The Naked Philologist, today’s post is all about Norman architecture – which, ironically, gives me the opportunity to move the blog’s focus back from Great Britain to Austria. I say “ironically” because Norman … Continue reading

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Face lift

A piece of good news: After four years of intensive cleaning and restoration work, the main facade of Vienna’s late medieval Stephansdom [St. Stephen’s Cathedral] now shines with renewed splendour: I have to admit that the restoration work was actually … Continue reading

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