From the base of St. Stephen's, it looks bleak, gray, and uninspiring. But it was cold outside and we had a mission to exercise so in we went. The sun peaked out for a moment to light up the stained glass.
Then after climbing 444+ stairs or so on the south tower, I could look out the window and see that the mosaic was full of color which appeared washed out at street level.
And the view was pretty good.
You wouldn't think that I has just climbed the tower. Time to go back down!