The St Charles's Church (Karlskirche) on Karlsplatz is arguably the loveliest baroque church with a large cupola in Vienna. I particularly liked the two huge spiral columns and both are inspired by Trajan's Column in Rome. The triangle pediment and columns of the front porch are designed after the Rome’s Pantheon.
This is one of my favourite shots. I find the Austrian Parliament building particularly fascinating. The style of architecture is Greek, decorated with sculptures of Greek and Roman historians and scholars and the pediments are one of the most amazing ornamental triangles I've ever seen in Europe. I like the exquisite details. Isn't it grand? If you look closely, there are small triangles on each side of the building too.
TGIF, enjoy ur weekend sweetie! :)ReplyDelete
Just lovely, I tried looking closely to see the small triangles but couldn't make them out. Nonetheless, still wonderful shots here! :)ReplyDelete
The church looks so beautiful when light is on.ReplyDelete
Both are terrific shots, and outstanding examples of architecture. Happy weekend, and happy photo hunting :)ReplyDelete
Really exquisite design. Like it!ReplyDelete
Cool shot. What a fine architectural detailing.ReplyDelete
I have posted mine at blogspot this week.
Wow! Such a beautiful church! Love the architecture!ReplyDelete
Magnificent building and pictures!! wonderful architectural triangles!ReplyDelete
Wonderful photos of that amazing architecture. You found some truly grand triangles!ReplyDelete
gorgeous, just gorgeous triangles!ReplyDelete
Great examples of fine architecture... and perfect for the theme too!ReplyDelete
The Austrian parliament building reminds me of the British Museum's... ;bReplyDelete
Those are awe-inspiring triangles!ReplyDelete
Wow! That St. Charles Church looked so beautiful when lighted up. :)ReplyDelete
A beautiful, classical building! I like the way it has been so well preserved! A main triangle above the entrance and lots of triangles above the windows! A great find!ReplyDelete
Love the structures! They are beautiful.ReplyDelete
I hope you can also take a glimpse of my entry
Oh my gosh, that is very magnificent! The architecture and your photographs are so stunning!ReplyDelete
My Photo Hunt entry is up HERE, hope you can pass by. Happy weekends!
The structure of the first image is amazing. What could be the symbol of a triangle and why theu used it over the porch as a design.ReplyDelete
The building is so majestic! I love these type of architecture!ReplyDelete
You must have a great holiday. last week, i was watching Troy on TV, and these must be the sights you saw.ReplyDelete
Lots and lots of triangles! Great shots, makes me want to go traveling.ReplyDelete
My triangles are more naturalistic today.
Both are wonderful shots. I had to look up pedimental since I was not certain what it meant. Your shots are perfect examples.ReplyDelete
beautiful architecture and great shots! love your triangles here.:pReplyDelete
And I have lots of such pictures, never thought about finding triangles in it ! very nice !ReplyDelete
the church looks so beautiful, LR!! i love it :)ReplyDelete
have a great week ahead sweetie! :*ReplyDelete
So ornate and no tourists to complicate its beauty.ReplyDelete
I always like to study more on this beautiful city ~ Vienna :-)ReplyDelete
how long did you travel? Must have been a great time.ReplyDelete
yes, my vacation was fantastic and this was by far the best trip I've ever had. we toured across Europe for 24 days.
These structures are great. I love most esp the first one.