View of Karlsplatz square and Karlsplatz Stadtbahn Station
This is a very nice place to stay and enjoy…I was drinking a delicious white win with a lovely Austrian woman.
When I made this picture the clarity in the place in not so good, but I liked the colour and atmosphere.
We have also here the famous Karlskirche or St. Charles's Church
Karlsplatz Stadtbahn Station is a former station of the Viennese Stadtbahn. The buildings above ground on Karlsplatz are a well-known example of Jugendstil architecture. They were designed by Otto Wagner, adviser to the Transport Commission in Vienna and Joseph Maria Olbrich and are, unlike the other Stadtbahn stations, made of a steel framework with marble slabs mounted on the exterior.
The station was opened as Akademiestraße in 1899. When the Stadtbahn line was converted to U-Bahn in 1981, the original station was scheduled to be demolished. However, as a result of public outcry, it was decided to keep the station buildings. Both buildings were disassembled, renovated, and then reassembled two metres higher than their original location after completion of U-Bahn construction. One of the buildings is now used as a temporary exhibition space by the Wien Museum Karlsplatz and the other is used as a café.
Karlsplatz or “Charles' Square" is a town square on the border of the first and fourth districts of Vienna. It is one of the most frequented and best connected transportation hubs in Vienna. The Karlskirche is located here.
Resselpark, adorned with numerous monuments, takes up the most area in the plaza and is on the south side. The Evangelische Schule (Evangelical School) and the Technische Universität Wien (Vienna Technical University) are located here. The plaza is closed in by Karlskirche (which has a water tank and a Henry Moore sculpture in front of it), the building of the Wien Museum (Vienna Museum), and the Winterthur Insurance building. Separated from the plaza to the north are the buildings of the Wiener Musikverein (Vienna Music Society), the Künstlerhaus (art house), and the Handelsakademie (business school).
The first district can be reached either by subway or via Operngasse (a street). The pavilions of the former Karlsplatz Stadtbahn Station remain despite the construction of the U-Bahn system.
The Karlskirche or St. Charles's Church, is a church situated on the south side of Karlsplatz, Vienna. It is located on the edge of the 1st district, 200 metres outside the Ringstraße. It is one of the most outstanding baroque church structures north of the Alps, and boasts a dome in the form of an elongated ellipsoid. wikipedia
Image Size: 1193 x 851
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barrufeto_77 (28876) 2008-10-15 1:21
Pues si, recuerdo ese sitio...y que me encantó. Y la iglesia de SAn Carlos, todo y estar en rehabilitación me encantó también.
Sobre la foto...un poco oscura creo (o es mi monitor) en la parte de las plantas pero bien. Me gusta
JLG (2086) 2008-10-15 1:26
une bien jolie place que tu nous fait decouvrir ici,bien fleurie et bien cadree
thanks for sharing
papagolf21 (83436) 2008-10-15 1:30
Bonjour, cher Aires,
Très belle vue estivale de la ville de Vienne. La présence de parterres fleuris donne à l'ensemble un air de gaieté fort sympathique. De plus, être en bonne compagnie est loin d'être désagréable !
Un bien joli souvenir de Vienne.
siamesa (27703) 2008-10-15 1:34
Bom dia Aires,
A bela e musical Viena retratada lindamente por você. Uma visita a ela é um dos meus sonhos de consumo (tenho vários).
A composição está perfeita, perdoando-me a redundância, em tudo.
JanD (0) 2008-10-15 2:40
Original picture. Very nice architecture and nature. Good POV. Very good compisition. Beautiful picture.
danos (83541) 2008-10-15 3:37
nice composition with great perspective and a good POV.Really very nice the greenery in the foreground,with the Karlsplatz Stadtbahn station that cover the background.The Karlsplatz square is a sight of sore eyes.Well done.
Have a nice afternoon,Danos
zeynepe (9833) 2008-10-15 3:55
Beautiful Vienne and a beautiful composition with fantastic sky and lovely colors of flowers.
Congrats and have a nice day,
francio64 (38264) 2008-10-15 5:14
altra bella foto di questa grande capitale europea.
Una foto divisa su tre livelli differenti.
Ottimi ingredienti per una foto ben composta. Ottimo lo sharp!
emka (73743) 2008-10-15 11:41
Hi Aires, Nice photo from Vienna, Karlsplatz but without karlskirche I like so much. A lawn a bit wild but nic. Splendid sharpness and good colours. Warm regards
berek (34197) 2008-10-15 11:55
nice impressive architecture with heavy white clouds. well framed picture. thanks for great note. have a nice evening.
ifanik (21679) 2008-10-15 18:26
I remember this place
Very beautiful photo with nce colours and POV
Docarmo (9639) 2008-10-15 19:37
Além da nota muito informativa, gosto de ver todos estes elementos desta imagem, que nos fazem admirar a arquitetura, a passear entre flores.
lucasgalodoido (21051) 2008-10-15 19:42
uma foto bonita essa, pois além da arquitetura interessante ao fundo, você nos brindou com esse pelo jardim na frente, gostei.
Parabéns e Abraço
danyy (0) 2008-10-15 23:49
des couleurs vraiment opposées à celles de la photo d'hier.
Un petit manque de soliel, c'est dommage, mais l'exposition générale est très bonne et permet de voir une foule de détails.
Excellent mélande entre verdure et constructions.
John_F_Kennedy (42048) 2008-10-16 0:27
Beautiful park with an intersting background, full of interesting details. Amazing colours. Well done.
ahmetgedikli (25448) 2008-10-16 0:38
Beautiful palace, beautiful little fflowers... Superb colours, light and point of view... Well done.
Have a nice day,
jlynx (12643) 2008-10-16 6:54
I reflect strongly, what more fascinated You: this beauty spot, whether wine with lovelly Austrian... Just well, you don't answer Aires, but I see myself, that Karlsplatz in Vienna was also very interesting. Perfection picture (curiously, that after the wine you had so certain eyesight and hand...), very good colours and the excellent sharpness.
Best regards from very autumnal Poznan,
mark_mk (266) 2008-10-16 9:49
nice image of a great city, though I ahve never been to Vienna, can you believe it? I live so close and never visited it ;-)
The grass in the foreground is really lovely and is essential for the composition, the clouds look very attractive to, well done!
UnTrained (0) 2008-10-16 23:03
pleasant green before the facades and the two trees for additional framing are good used here. A nice city view below that very interesting and well done sky.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
Cricri (101805) 2008-10-17 8:07
De jolies couleurs malgré le peu de lumière,sur cet ensemblent de nature et d'architecture intéressante, bonne note
Have a nice weekend for you
stego (23068) 2008-10-18 8:54
Devo confessar-te que a minha primeira reacção foi "está muito bonita e bem 'arranjadinha', mas a compo é algo banal". Mas pensando melhor, talvez não seja tão banal como isso, pois está tudo muito bem "colocado" e nem toda a gente se lembraria de aproveitar a curva do canteiro verde e florido da frente para equilibrar graficamente a linha de prédios (por sinal muito bonitos) atrás. Mas este é apneas um dos detalhes.
Tecnicamente tb. me parece muito bem, as cores estão muito bonitas e a nitidez é excelente. Só as sombras mais escuras é que me parece que podiam ser melhoradas.
Um abraço, José.
pablominto (53744) 2008-10-19 4:56
Good point of view to show the architecture, nicely framed by the trees and with the little park as a fine lead-in!
Sharp fine details, and the colours are well reproduced...
However I miss a lovely Austrian woman in the frame, hahaha!
Bluejeans (64247) 2008-11-10 11:11
Oi amigo ,
Bonito ponto de visão com as duas árvores laterais e este jardim cheio de flores ao centro da foto , muito bonita a arquitectura das casas bem parecidas com a baixa de Lisboa , o céu ficou fantástico , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
- Copyright: Aires dos Santos (AiresSantos) (56155)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-07-05
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D40X, AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 GII ED
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2008-10-15 1:07