Artistic Roofs of Central Europe

In July we did a bit of a circuit around the southern part of Central Europe. One of the things that struck me along the way was how something as simple as ceramic roof tiles can be used to enhance a building’s beauty and uniqueness. In Vienna, Budapest and Zagreb, we saw how cleverly placing roof tiles of contrasting colours can produce stunning geometric designs and even Coats of Arms.

Vienna: Stephansdom (St Stephan's Cathedral)

Vienna: Stephansdom (St Stephan’s Cathedral)

Budapest: Calvinist Church, beside the Danube

Budapest: Calvinist Church, beside the Danube

Budapest: State Archive of Historic Documents, in Buda Castle

Budapest: State Archive of Historic Documents, in Buda Castle

Budapest: The main façade of Mátyás Church, also in Buda Castle

Budapest: The main façade of Mátyás Church, also in Buda Castle

Budapest: The main roof of Mátyás Church, from Fisherman's Bastion

Budapest: The main roof of Mátyás Church, from Fisherman’s Bastion

Zagreb: The Church of St Mark from the rear...

Zagreb: The Church of St Mark from the rear…

Zagreb: ...and from the front!

Zagreb: …and from the front!

Zagreb: Church of St Mark and the castle district from Lotrščak Tower

Zagreb: Church of St Mark and the castle district from Lotrščak Tower

This post was inspired by the theme Contrasting Colours, from Cee of Cee’s Photography.

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9 Responses to Artistic Roofs of Central Europe

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    These are great photos. I really like your last one. 🙂

  2. Amy says:

    I love this artistic roof post! So beautiful and special… Well done, Jaspas!

  3. Love roof pics – especially these!

  4. Pingback: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Contrasting Colors | Nola Roots, Texas Heart

  5. Lorik says:

    I love looking at old architecture too. These are great shots!

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