Statues - Hither & Thither

Austria
Wien
Wien (Land)

Döblinger Hauptstraße 83 (19.)
(Johannes-Nepomuk-Kapelle)

St. Florian und St. Leopold

St. Florian and St. Leopold


c. 1726-1739

Wien /  St. Florian und St. Leopold   Wien /  St. Florian und St. Leopold

Description

The façade of the John of Nepomuk Chapel - no longer used as church - has two niches with statues.

Wien -
St. Florian
(d. c. 304), commander of the imperial army in the Roman province of Noricum, responsible for organizing firefighting brigades. Martyred because is did not want to sacrifice to Roman gods. He is usually depicted as a Roman officer pouring water from a pitcher over a fire (Wikipedia).

Wien -
St. Leopold
(1073 - 1136), Margrave of Austria, 1095-1136. Patron saint of Austria (Wikipedia).

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 48°14'32" E 16°21'18"

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