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The elusive Karlskirche

The elusive Karlskirche

On our second visit to Vienna, I was keen to get a decent shot of the wonderful Karlskirche. I had tried on our previous visit and failed. The classic shot incorporates the reflection in the pool in front of the church. This time… the pool was almost empty, probably due to the exceptionally hot weather at the time. So my quest for this image continues – a good excuse for another trip?

However, as we headed back into the heart of the city, I looked back and saw this view.

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I loved the combination of the art deco Karlsplatz cafe (former U-bahn entrance) and the dome of the church. It’s not what I intended to shoot, but I’m quite happy with it. I did fiddle about with ‘popping’ the green colour of the roofs, but I didn’t like it much. the simple B&W version is more elegant, in my opinion.

(See my Flickr site for similar images – if you’re interested.)