Skip to content

Colors of Autumn in Vienna

Actually this is one is kind of “The Viennese Central Cemetery Part 2,5” or call it the outtakes. Two shots I really liked but which didn’t fit into. On the second picture you see the fabolous Karl-Borromäus church in the center of the cemetery. Plus another shot from the streets of Vienna capturing the colors of autumn.

test

img_4486

img_4530

img_3843

“Der Tod muss ein Wiener sein” Viennese Central Cemetery Part II

The second part of my photo series shot in the Viennese Central Cemetery on friday.  This one contains pictures from the Jewish and other parts of the cemetery. If you want to know more about this Nekropolis (and a city by itself it certainly is) you are invited to read the foreword to part I.

test

img_4454img_4525-1img_4457

 

img_4451

img_4532-1

img_4550-1

“Der Tod muss ein Wiener sein” Viennese Central Cemetery Part I

Traditionally the Viennese have a somewhat morbid relationship to death. In the second half of the 19th century, when Vienna was an international metropole, a “high culture” of dying emerged. Suddenly it was popular to have big funerals and fancy grave stones. In Vienna we say “A schöne laich”, a beautiful corpse. In this vain 1874 a new cemetery was build in the south of the city, so large indeed that it was going to accommodate the next few generations of Viennese. As a matter of fact it still does its job very well due to the sheer size of the area, which is as large as the whole old town of Vienna (there is even a graveyard bus line). But it is not the scope that makes it so fascinating, but the gloomy atmosphere and the beautiful work of art done here. It is a monument to the past days of Vienna. The imperial town with a special relationship to dying.

Part I was shot at the old jewish part of the cemetery.

test

img_4438

img_4415

IMG_4430

img_4426

img_4428

img_4432

Austrian Alps Pt. I

Travelling trough Austria consists in large parts of wandering trough valleys and lakes framed by endless mountains. And occasionally also of climbing one. That’s exactly what we did two weeks ago when we went up Mt. Schoberstein (something over 1,000 Meters). Not the tallest one by far but one with a marvelous view on the lakes of the Salzkammergut (in particular Lake Attersee and Lake Mondsee). Afterwards I continued by journey to another famous lake, the Traunsee, where I had the opportunity to take part in a boat ride across the lake passing by the equally famous Mt. Traunstein.

The pictures shot these days I want to present you in two posts. No particular order. Hope to sparkle some enthusiasm for the Alps! 🙂

test

IMG_5800

IMG_5995 IMG_5787IMG_5771

IMG_5947