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1245 viewings on 19 July, 2014.

During Vienna’s plague epidemic of 1713, Emperor Karl IV vowed that as soon as the city was delivered from it’s plight he would build a church dedicated to St Charles Borromeo (1538-84), the patron saint of the plague. At 72m (236ft) it is the tallest Baroque church in Vienna. The Cupola frescoes, painted by Michael Rottmayr in 1725-30 depict the Apotheosis of St Charles Borromeo. It was the painter’s last commission.

We were fortunate to be visiting when the frescoes were being restored as we were able to use the renovators’ elevator to go to a viewing platform 35m from the floor. My photo “Karlskirche, Vienna Austria (2)” shows the exterior of the church.

Top 10 challenge winner in “Religious Art & Photography” group
Top 10 in “Christian Churches, Statues and Crosses” group
Top 10 in challenge in “Religious Art and Photography” group.

Featured in “Religious Art & Photography” group
Featured in “Christian Churches Statues and Crosses” group.

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austria, fresco, karlskirche, margaret hyde, mural, religious, vienna

I am a keen amateur photographer (progressing from a Brownie Box to digital) who loves to combine travel and photography. I have travelled extensively in Australia and New Zealand with other trips to parts of UK & Europe, USA, Africa, Scandinavia and Canada. My photography reflects my interest in culture, scenery and wildlife relating to these travels.

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  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 4 years ago

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 4 years ago

  • Rafferty-Evans
    Rafferty-Evansover 4 years ago

    Stunning work, the detail is superb! Congrats on your features

  • Thank you Lee-Anne. Being featured is always an honour.

    – Margaret Hyde

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 4 years ago


    January 10, 2010

  • Thank you

    – Margaret Hyde

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 4 years ago

  • Awesome!

    – Margaret Hyde

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2almost 4 years ago

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 3 years ago

  • Thank you for the honour

    – Margaret Hyde

  • Baina Masquelier
    Baina Masquelierover 3 years ago

    Stunning composition! Congratulations with Karlskirche, Vienna, Austria and the features :-)

  • Thank you for your comment. It is a magnificent church with stunning artwork.

    – Margaret Hyde

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpalmost 3 years ago

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