“Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”

Statue on the front of the Salzburg Cathedral
Courtyard outside the cathedral
Statue in the courtyard to the side of the cathedral
Salzburg Cathedral at night
Exterior of the cathedral
Exterior of Salzburg Cathedral from the side

Salzburg Cathedral is dedicated to two saints: Saint Rupert and Saint Virgil. The church on the original site was consecrated in 774 by Abbot and Bishop Virgil, who came from Ireland. That church was destroyed by fire, and construction was begun on the current cathedral in 1628. Unfortunately, the cathedral was bombed during World War II, but the damage was repaired after the war. The cathedral reopened for Mass in May 1959 after the repairs were complete.

I found the combination of gray and orange in the church to be particularly striking. The massiveness of the space makes one feel rather insignificant.

Title quote: Austrian proverb

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