Aug 16, 2015 – [Sunday] WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy

Vienna, Austria, taken on January 16, 2014

I went to St. Marx cemetery to see Mozart’s resting place on a chilly, misty morning in Vienna. No one else was around, and the silence was so piercing that it was even a bit creepy. Yet something lingered in the air that gave the atmosphere a mysterious sense of serenity and beauty as I walked through rows and rows of graves and tombstones. May your souls rest in peace.

Apr 09, 2015 – [Thursday] Song Titles: O Come O Come Emmanuel

Vienna, Austria, taken on January 16, 2014

Out of the impossibly countless hymns that could have been associated with any statue of Jesus, I don’t know why O Come O Come Emmanuel triumphed over all the others when I saw this sculpture. The holiness and serenity of the song must have won me over at that moment, especially alone in a cemetery on a cloudy, pale, chilly morning. Perhaps the atmosphere also added a sense of eeriness to it, but Emmanuel will come as promised, so there was peace…

January 16, 2014 – Grave

[Travel time] I went to St. Marx cemetery in Vienna just to see Mozart’s final place of rest. Many songs could have played in my head as I stood there alone, yet the little tune of “Eine kleine nachtmusik” was the one that appeared over and over. This must be one of the most universally recognized tunes ever.

January 13, 2014 – Figlmüller-Schnitzel

[Travel time] In Vienna, you can’t avoid having schnitzel. The Figlmüller restaurant has their own variation of the traditional Wiener Schnitzel (made with veal) – it’s made with pork instead. Thin, crispy, warm, flavourful…so good that I might even say that it’s better than the original veal version! And it was huge! What a fulfilling lunch!