When we visited last summer we had a quick two days in the city, but let me assure you, it was enough to get a lasting impression. This is a wonderful European city. No wonder it was named first in a survey of 127 world cities for quality of life.
We say farewell with a photograph of the Karlskirche (German for St. Charles's Church). This is one of the most magnificent baroque churches we witnessed on our journey. It's oval shaped dome is massive at 70 meters high and 141 meters in diametor. The church was completed in 1737 and designed by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. I've seen many of domes and this one was a amazing, but what I really loved were the two flanking columns. The columns, crafted by Lorenzo Mattielli look much like the historic Trajan's Column in Rome which was designed in 113.
I hope you all enjoyed my little tour through Vienna. I've missed a few incredible buildings, like the St. Stephen's Cathedral, but at this point it's time to move on. Maybe someday I'll post some more from here.
Now it's time to Czech out another country.
If you didn't see all my photos from our quick two days in Vienna you can see the set here.
I hope everyone had a great weekend. Let's get this week started! =)