On our way back home from Holland, we had a 7 hour layover in Vienna. We didn’t want to waste it wandering around the airport, so we took a train directly to Vienna Centrum for some sightseeing. We had lunch and some authentic Wiener kaffee, then walked down the Kärntner Strasse, which is the famous pedestrian zone in the center of Vienna. At the end of the street is the Stephansplatz where St. Stephen’s Cathedral is situated. I was astonished by how massive it was! The main characteristic of gothic architecture is the height, as it suggests an aspiration for the Heaven. I like the late gothic architecture for all those ornaments as well. It’s funny that judging by today’s standards it classifies as extremely kitsch, but it looks so balanced out, it doesn’t seem too much at all!
Photos of me were taken in front of the cathedral; sorry for the cropped frame, you wouldn’t be able to see what I was wearing if the whole church in the background was captured. Enjoy those lovely details instead!
outfit: everything thrifted except shoes, sunnies and backpack, which aren’t branded
St. Stephen’s cathedral on Stephansplatz, Vienna