Karlskirche, Vienna, Austria (2) by Margaret  Hyde

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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 Neo-Classical giant dome and portico are flanked by two minaret-like towers and the Oriental-style gatehouses. Inspired by Trajan’s column in Rome, these columns feature scenes from the life of St Charles Borromeo, illustrating the qualities of Steadfastness and Courage.

My photo “Karleskirche, Vienna Austria” shows the frescoes in the Cupola up close.

Top ten in challenge in “Christian Churches, Statues and Crosses” group
Top ten in challenge in “Religious Architecture” group

Featured in “Christian Churches, Statues and Crosses” group

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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  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 5 years ago

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago

  • katekreations
    katekreationsover 4 years ago

    Congratulations weekly Feature 12th July 2010

  • Hi Kate, Thank you for the honour.

    – Margaret Hyde

  • Patricia127
    Patricia127over 4 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thank you Patricia

    – Margaret Hyde

  • katekreations
    katekreationsover 3 years ago

    Congratulations In Top Ten The Windows Challenge
    in Religious Architecture Group

  • Thank you

    – Margaret Hyde

  • Keala
    Keala6 months ago

    This is really fantastic with an interesting history! Well done!

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