Popped in to say hello this morning, but didn’t get many answers.
There were ppl there though, tending to one of the graves.
There is also a nice chapel here, but I didn’t want to disturb the living. So, if you are up on Kahlenberg and like small old graveyards, I can recommend coming here. ☺
This semetary is in the 14th district, close to Otto Wagner Spital. It’s got a nice little view out towards Obere St. Veit and Untere St. Weit.
Wayy out in the districts…
Today’s post is dedicated to my former colleague and fellow blogger Kristen, who passed away last week. She was the author of Sushi and Strudel which is an excellent guide through the jungle of restaurants in Vienna, and I hope this blog will stay up and running for a good while longer even if no new posts will be published.
After she quit working up at the uni, she slowly drifted away from us. She would occasionally show up at events though, sparkling and beautiful, telling us new stories about her beloved dog Bode, and whatever she and her husband had been up to lately. She was an inspiration to many of us… smart, beautiful, newly-wed and on her way to becoming the model home maker she seemed destined to be. But then news came through last Wednesday that she had passed. As I went to the memorial service this morning it was raining, and mostly grey. How appropriate…
It’s the first time that I’ve known someone at my age (or younger even!) that have passed away. It’s quite eye-opening, and scary at the same time. I still can’t come to grips with the fact that I’ll never bump into her again… anywhere. Ever. It’s funny to me how time seems to have stood still every time you meet up with someone you know, but as soon as you know you’re never ever going to meet up with them again, all that time seems to come rushing back and create an abyss, that you can’t ever cross. And then you wonder why you let time pass so easily, without resisting it…
Goodbye Kristen. May you rest in peace.
Today it’s all soul’s day. I wanted to go out to the main graveyard in the cityb (Zentralfriedhof) to see all the lights on the graves, but I kinda failed… I showed up half an hour after the graveyard closed! But I was genuinely surprised that it would close so early on all soul’s day… so, I managed to take this semi-crappy picture through the bars in the door. You can see some red lights to the left of the chapel, where the graves of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert are. I even brought some candles for graves that didn’t have any… Next year I will be more prepared!