Monday, 16 February 2009

My World Tuesday - Snowfall in Vienna







Some snowflakes in Vienna create a lovely atmosphere and inspire me to take some pictures of Karlskirche, one of the most interesting baroque churches.

HISTORY:
In 1713,
one year after the last great plague epidemic, Charles VI,
Empress Maria-Theresia's father, pledged to build a church.
Thus Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, the most influential Austrian architect of the Baroque period, built Karlskirche,
one of the most interesting baroque churches north of the Alps.
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29 comments:

waldviertelleben said...

schön wie immer - das wetter schaut aber auch nicht berauschend aus. aber die fotos sind trotzdem wunderbar.

Arija said...

Maria, as always it is a joy to experience your Vienna in any weather, but a snow cover does lend it romance.

Dina said...

Beautiful, but until I reached your text I failed to realize that this was a church. What a grand Karlskirche.

SandyCarlson said...

Such a beautiful place.

VALKYRIEN said...

What a grand church! At first I thought it was St. Peters Churc in Rome.....(blushing....) Beautiful pics - the snow looks like a thin layer spread powder.

Sylvia K said...

Such a great post! The shots of the cathedral are breathtaking! Always love me visit to Vienna through your blog. Thanks for sharing Maria! Have a great week!

antigoni said...

I wish i could visit Vienna in winter time. Amazing photos.

Titania said...

Hi Maria, Your Vienna is such an elegant city and the snow enhances this aspect. I love the baroque style, I used to like Bauern Baroque furniture which is not as elaborate. Your Information is very welcome. I learned something more about Vienna.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Vienna is lovely wit a bit of snow. Wonderful that it inspired you take photos of a baroque church.

Just Joni said...

Magnificent scenery and so nice to see that part of the world. The snow cover really does lend an intriguing and mystical perspective. Thank you for sharing a bit of history as well, very interesting.

Catherine said...

A pastry sprinkled with icing sugar.
I love your gorgeous pictures. This part of Vienna is spendid under the snow.

Wren said...

It's beautiful, like a scene from a fairy tale.

Donna said...

Beautiful!

Ivar Ivrig said...

A wonderful church. Thanks for sharing a piece of your world. Have a great week.

Gaelyn said...

A magnificent church softened by the silent snow. Great captures. Thanks for sharing a part of your world.

Janie said...

That is a beautiful church. It's interesting to learn something of its history. Nice photos in the snow.

Babooshka said...

These are so beautiful especially the first image.

Barbara said...

Maria
I love visiting your blog and seeing your world. Very beautiful captures. Have a great week.
Smile B

Pacey said...

This is a beautiful structer. Thanks for sharing.

W. Latane Barton said...

Beautiful. And, the snow adds so much to it. I have always wanted to visit Vienna.

Denise said...

Maria, you show this beautiful city to us in all seasons. Your photos are wonderful and I enjoyed my history lesson also. Thank you!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Very beautiful architecture, just enhanced by the snow

Wienermädel + Co said...

Sehr schöner Bericht, wenn auch die weiße Pracht nicht lange weiß
sein wird.

Catherine said...

Lovely shots...but it sure looks too bleak and cold from me!!

Marie said...

Très joli but very cold apparently. The church is magnificent. Thank you for the history lesson.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Maria :)

Greetings!

A magnificent, monolithic architectural beauty of epic proportions. A veritable visual treat.

When you go there next time please pray for me and make three wishes for me. I am serious.

Vienna, which is colorful, bright and gay otherwise, is so dull and, gray during this part of the season. People must be longing for sunshine for sure.

Many thanks for the great photos taken from different angles for a proper view of the church.

Wish you a nice day :)

Kessi said...

Mein Gott, ist Wien schön!!!

Ces said...

Maria the snow only adds charm and beauty to an already beautiful city!

Barbara Martin said...

Snow on churches provides a sparkling cover.