So quiet and free of tourists. Edited with Instagram (eeek!)
Leading up to Christmas I’m sure that there are many who wish that they could take care of their errands to the post office during the weekend. And it just so happens that there is a place for us to go here in Vienna if we need a post office late on Saturday or on Sunday!
The opening hours at the post office on Fleischmarkt are much more customer friendly than we are used to from our local post office. It’s just up from the subway on Schwedenplatz. 🙂
I’ve always liked this church, and I’ve always liked that it looks like there’s a pub in the church itself. 😀
Here’s some info about it that I sourced from the net:
Built in 1861 at the behest of the Greek community, the interior of Vienna’s main Greek Orthodox church is a glittering blaze of Byzantine designs. A ceiling fresco depicting the prophets surrounded by swirls of gold is augmented by a high altar of 13 panels, each of which features sparkling gilding, and a doorway to the inner sanctum. Today, the Greek community in Vienna numbers about 10,000. (Read more of the lonely planet article here).
The church was originally built 1782–87 by Peter Mollner. The architect Theophil Hansen created the rich appearence of the church 1856-1858. He took his inspiration from Byzantine architecture. The inside – with some baroque accents – is replete with iconostases and frescoes.
Since 1963 the church serves as the cathedral of the Greek Orthodox metropolitan bishop in Austria.
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