Daily Paintings Christa Friedl

daily paintings, postcardpaintings, little gems in watercolor and oil

Posts tagged ‘Votivkirche’

Votivkirche

Votivkirche Vienna, watercolor, 12×8 inches

 

Rathaus Arkaden mit Blickrichtung auf die Votivkirche,  Reichsrathstraße, Aqaurell auf handgeschöfptem Papier von Lorenzo Santoni

Arcades Cityhall Vienna, view towards the „Votivkirche“, watercolor on handmade paper of Lorenzo Santoni

some history

The Votivkirche (English: Votive Church) is a neo-Gothic church located on the Ringstraße in Vienna, Austria. Following the attempted assassination of Emperor Franz Joseph in 1853, the Emperor’s brother Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian inaugurated a campaign to create a church to thank God for saving the Emperor’s life. Funds for construction were solicited from throughout the Empire. The church was dedicated in 1879 on the silver anniversary of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Empress Elisabeth.

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