Vienna's Central Cemetery

Do you believe in the ability to capture restless spirits on film? Here are a few photos taken in the largest cemetery in Vienna, the city of morbid curiosity. Make out what you will from them!

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At Vienna’s most famous cemetery lie hundreds of thousands of people. Among those buried are writers, politicians, actors and musicians.

If ever there was a spirit waiting to break out of containment, those creative minds of ages past are first in line! Perhaps there is more to these shaky Lomography Photographs, taken with a Diana Mini with Flash, than meets the eye!

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The “Zentralfriedhof” or Central Cemetery is organized into 186 sections, some of which contain notables grouped by profession such as in the Musician’s plot, numbered 32A.

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Here lie the Strauss family of composers, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert, the latter 2 exhumed and moved from their original resting places to the Central Cemetery in 1888.

At first glance it appears Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s grave is also among those that greet you, though it is in fact an empty tomb or “cenotaph” dedicated to him. He rests in nearby “Sankt Marxer Friedhof” or St. Marx Cemetery.

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