Karlskirche, Vienna, Austria

Margaret  Hyde

Ulverstone, Australia

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1693 viewings on 3 July, 2016.

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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