St. Andrew's Church was built according to plans by Josef Wessicken and city architect Jakob Ceconi in the neo-Gothic style and consecrated in November 1898. Both the façade with its rosette and the interior of the three-aisled church were modeled in the Gothic style. Although the building's 61-meter towers disturbed the harmony of the cityscape, no one seemed to mind.
The church was destroyed by air raids in World War II, leaving only the western part unscathed. Reconstruction of a simpler version of St. Andrew's Church was completed in 1949. Despite all the changes, the church failed to blend in with its surroundings. Further adaptations were made in 1969/70: the towers were shortened and covered with flat pyramid-shaped roofs. The façade was painted light grey and white to make St. Andrew's Church fit into the cityscape.
Death and resurrection are the basic principles behind the architecture of St. Andrew's Church. The interior is characterized by a spirit of reverence without elaborate detail. In my many visits to Salzburg I have always thought this was a beautiful structure. However, the large, big dome churches are in the Altstadt, the old city of Salzburg. There is where the tourists clog the streets rubbernecking to catch a glimpse of the locale where some fellow lived, who was buried in a pauper's grave. I am not even sure they have ever found where he was buried. OC that was Mozart who made the round chocolates famous. Maybe Mozart Kugeln.
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SWEETFREEDOM (22808) 2010-08-08 23:35
very nice view over Salzburg, excellent sharpness and details. I like also the surrounding green hills.
ikeharel (58253) 2010-08-09 0:25
Rooftop view of the nice town, Not much of good light - but still the very green in summer can be noticed.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-08-09 2:05
I visites this beautiful city, your photos is dus a memory for me, an excellent memory with this excellent cityscape. The skyline of Salzburg is well collected with the St Andrew's church which arise. greta depht too with the propsect open to the landscape.
Have a nice week,
John_F_Kennedy (42903) 2010-08-09 4:17
A photograph of the city with full details. Good composition and interesting colours.
pierrefonds (57545) 2010-08-09 4:57
The point of view is sending my eyes toward the church then toward the hills which is giving depth to the composition. It is also allowing me to see the details and colors of the architecture of the buildings and of the St-Andrew's church. The luminosity has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
macjake (57074) 2010-08-09 8:38
this is an interesting rooftop type of view, seeing all the buildings and different colours of the roofs aswell.
nice mixture of architecture and rolling hills in the BG.
Fante (5429) 2010-08-09 12:48
excelent POV for this beautiful photo. Lovely and very interesting church. Great view, extremely good sharpness and lovely warm natural colors. Lovely blue gentle cloudy sky. I like it. Great composition with rest of town. Bravo
AKITA (15125) 2010-08-09 18:40
a beautiful view shot of St Andrews Church and other splendid houses in Saltzburg,
every houses are so elegant in this old beautiful city,
and distant mild hills and settled sky are fine too,
I especially like the peaceful and cheerful ambience of this cozy city,
thank you for your wonderful shot,
- Copyright: Roger Edgington (edge) (6335)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-12
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon 17-55mm 2.8 USM IS, 77mm Hoya Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/2.8
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-08 20:27