Mini Churches

I love the little sculptural models of churches that are outside of churches. Does anyone know the reason they are there?

Mátyás Templom, Budapest, Hungary

St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom,) Vienna, Austria


Neal said...

I don't know about the one in Vienna, but the model in Budapest is to let blind people "see" the templom and the Halászbástya (Fisherman's Bastion). On the model, on both sides of the templom, is a braille description of the site. Neat idea.

SLW said...

Thanks for the info!