Meanwhile, back in Vienna…

February 7, 2012

I realize that in 2012 our blog’s focus has so far been shifting between hibernation and London, so I figured it was high time I posted a little something from Vienna again. So, here goes:

Now some of you will probably say “that doesn’t look much like Vienna”, but hey, Carnival season is just about to begin and for more than a week now the city has been in the grip of a cold wave that has come to us all the way from Siberia. It seemed appropriate therefore to choose a picture of the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, the church of Vienna’s Russian community. It was built 1893-99 as the church of the nearby Russian embassy, based on designs by one Grigorij Iwanowitsch Kotow (never heard of him before) but executed by the Italian architect Luigi Giacomelli (never heard of him either). But whoever they were, I believe they did a pretty good job at bringing a small piece of Russia to Austria…

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