Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Summer in the City
Going for a Fiaker Ride


Fiaker leaving Minoritenplatz
Photographed from Metastasiogasse
In the background the Minorites Church -
Italian National Church of Mary of the Snow
Image © by Merisi

Link:
-> Minoritenkirche - Minorite Church @ Wikipedia:
"The Minoritenkirche (English: Minorites Church, related to the monastic order of the "Minor" or Franciscan monks), formally called Italienische Nationalkirche Maria Schnee (English: Italian National Church of Mary of the Snows), is a church built in French Gothic style in the Altstadt or First District of Vienna, Austria.[2]

The site on which the church is built was given to followers of Francis of Assisi in 1224. The foundation stone was laid by Premysl Ottokar II in 1276. Duke Albrecht II later supported the building process, especially the main portal. The Gothic Ludwig choir was built between 1316 and 1328, and used as a mausoleum in the 14th and 15th centuries. Construction of the church was completed in 1350.

The top of its belltower was damaged during the first Austro-Turkish war, rebuilt, then again destroyed again during the second Austro-Turkish war; the top was then replaced by a flat roof.

When Joseph II gave the church to the Italians as a present, they transferred the name Maria Schnee ("Mary of the Snows") from a nearby chapel which was subsequently destroyed."

15 comments:

  1. Ach, the photograph, the horses, the church, the TRACERY!!

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    1. One of my favourite corners in Vienna. ;-)

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  2. Lovely shot! Looks like from another era...

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  3. I love the light, and no cars. It's modern yet could be one taken from several decades ago. What a lovely way to view the area, by horse drawn carriage and take in the history.

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    1. Early weekend mornings are best for that!

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  4. A beautiful scene. It so often strikes me how filled with light your city is.

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    1. Yes, I agree, echoes of Italy here.

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  5. Oh Merisi you do have a lovely eye for composition..

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    1. Thank you, Geoff!
      (Again with the 50mm lens)

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  6. I will be right OVER..............I want to do this!

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  7. How lovely, I would love to be there and hear the wheels and horses hooves on the cobble stones and echoing off the walls. Would be a symphony.

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    1. I love the clippety-clop of horse-drawn carriages, like immersing for a moment in times long gone.

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  8. super ..... here there's a lot of controversy over horse drawn carriages in Central Park ...

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