Stairs To The Word by phil decocco

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In St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Austria, this magnificent set of carved, stone stairs twirl their way upwards to the pulpit where sermons are delivered.

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

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  • lynn carter
    lynn carter11 months ago

    lovely staircase xx

  • lynn
    the entire church was filled with beautiful works of art, like this

    – phil decocco

  • JUSTART
    JUSTART11 months ago

    great

  • thanks sylvia

    – phil decocco

  • Gilberte
    Gilberte11 months ago

    This carved staircase is really worth a cathedral

  • Gilberte,
    thanks for that….and so it does find itself there in St. Stephen’s

    – phil decocco

  • lezvee
    lezvee11 months ago

    A most fantastic piece of architecture – a great shot – shows it off to perfection

  • lezvee
    obviously, nothing was spared in creating a special place of worship! Including this stairway…..

    – phil decocco

  • Shulie1
    Shulie111 months ago

    How magnificent, Phil

  • shulie
    you should have seen the entire inside…just awesomely grandiose

    – phil decocco

  • Elena Skvortsova
    Elena Skvortsova11 months ago

    Beautiful peace of stone work – great shot!

  • thanks elena,
    it was a gorgeous church, among the best seen during the visit…

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Stratton11 months ago

    Q: Are the railings cast or carved, Phil. Quite elaborate for a short climb. :-)

  • pete
    the pulpit and stairs were carved from stone in 1514-1515 by a then well know sculpture and stone carver by the name of Anton Pilgram…the real deal, nothing done on the cheap in those days!

    – phil decocco

  • Linda Sparks
    Linda Sparks11 months ago

    Amazing vision and beautiful work

  • thanks linda,
    this cathedral was absolutely beautiful and filled with works like this…..

    – phil decocco

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharp11 months ago

  • thanks very much marie for the news!

    – phil decocco

  • Cynthia Harris
    Cynthia Harris6 months ago

  • cynthia
    thanks for the banner

    – phil decocco

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