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By bliba  
Cemetery Church of St. Charles Borromeo (see version )

The Catholic Church at the interdenominational central cemetery is also the largest there, in proportion to the number of buried people.
The foundation stone was laid by the then ruling Christian social mayor
Dr. Karl Lueger (1844 - 1910).

The church was consecrated to St. Karl Borromeo (1538 - 1584), a patron saint of the mayor. He died shortly before completion and the church was then called "Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Gedächtniskirche" (in the vernacular: Lueger Church).
Architect Max Hegele (1873 - 1945, honorary grave cemetery Hadersdorf) was not yet 30 years old when he submitted the design for the church in 1899 and won the competition.
It took a few more years until the construction was started (1908 - 1911). In the years before, the entrance portal and the two laying out halls were built, also according to designs by Max Hegele.

Another Art Nouveau church in Vienna looks very similar to the one at the Central Cemetery (at least at first glance), it was designed by Otto Wagner (1841 - 1918).
He was a generation older and already an established architect in Vienna.

Who now assumes that the younger one has copied from the older one is wrong. It was the other way around. And that is what happened: Otto Wagner sat on the responsible examination committee for the cemetery church, saw the plans, and was obviously very inspired by them, and subsequently designed the Steinhofkirche.
The fact that this church was built earlier than Hegele's was perhaps due to the money that was involved, Steinhof was then still part of Lower Austria.
Diplomatically I would say: the two of them certainly talked to each other and influenced each other.

Tags: Architecture Monochrome Low light Vienna Bnw photography

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21 Oct 2020 4:47PM
Excellent Oliver, very interesting,
Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
21 Oct 2020 4:53PM
Great set Oliver!

Arne Smile
21 Oct 2020 5:00PM
Lovely set Oliver. V1, just ahead for me.

woolybill1 Plus
14 38 78 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2020 5:36PM
This is a fine set, Oliver. I do rather like the idea of beginning inside and moving out!
Excellent background history too.
mac Plus
19 13 Scotland
21 Oct 2020 5:39PM
A beautiful set and your notes help to make sense of it all. It looks very utilitarian, but built for a purpose. Some famous people buried there, so it must be great place for photography.
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
21 Oct 2020 6:20PM
The building style doesn't immediately make one think of a christian church. It resembles a large mosque I know of in Oslo
21 Oct 2020 6:48PM
An interesting and well photographed set, Oliver.SmileSmile
21 Oct 2020 7:07PM
beautifully photographed and well narrated, Oliver, a fine job, thanks for sharing
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2020 7:50PM
Great set. Good lines, good photography Ollie !!
Isabel GrinGrin
21 Oct 2020 8:34PM
Excellent set Oliver, the lead creating the atmosphere for the following images.

Lory Smile
Alfie_P Plus
14 927 2 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2020 9:45PM
Splendid set of images & information Ollie 😊

Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
21 Oct 2020 10:04PM
A fascinating history of the architecture. The musician's memorials are very beautiful.
xwang 12 56 8
21 Oct 2020 11:06PM
Thanks for the info., Oliver. Wonderful set,..
22 Oct 2020 4:40AM
FAs initing....and wonderful photos, Oliver.

22 Oct 2020 6:18AM
The grainy look to V 1 suits the photo very well...interesting story of the two architects and history of this church Ollie,
Best regards
22 Oct 2020 7:15AM
Brilliant, Ollie very well photographed and processed. Great subject matter.

22 Oct 2020 8:20AM
Great framing! SmileSmileSmile

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
22 Oct 2020 10:46AM
A fine set, Ollie, and interesting story too 😃 Love the monuments, especially the one in V3 👍
Trev 😀
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2020 11:54AM
A very informative set.Smile
Super set of images depicts how light conveys an impact which ever waybyou usecit

23 Oct 2020 8:22AM
Great set Oliver with good writeup.

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