Schottenkirche

Near the Universität

Venturing down Schottengasse across from the university I finally made time to see the beautiful old Schottenkirche (named for the Scots, but built by Spanish-Scottish monks in the 13th century, and later taken over by the Benedictine monks who also ran the Melk Abbey – see earlier October post re: the Danube trip to Melk). The colorful ceiling is one of its most unique features. The monastic yard alongside the church now houses a school and a number of social agencies. The façade of the church is clean and symmetrical, with a classical 18th century appearance overall – painted in a shade of yellow similar to the “Schoenbrunn yello” associated with Habsburg royalty.
1-7 Schottenkirche

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Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychology and Religion, Union Theological Seminary, New York NY
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