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Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Pansies, Candles And Violins.....



Today I am taking you way beyond my home town
to the city of Salzburg in Austria
These photos were taken in the St Peters Abbey Cemetery
where most of the wealthy & aristocratic families of Salzburg are buried
it is also the site where the Von Trapp Family
hid in the movie " The Sound of Music"

I loved meandering around this wonderful place
with it's sense of history and the sound of
 violins drifting across the air



Beautiful baroque style graves are tendered and decorated
with candles, ornate lanterns, fir branches and flowers
predominately pansies - because they derive their name
 from the French word pensée which means thought.
..........................

This is my contribution to
"Taphophile Tragics"
and
"Our World Tuesday"
Take a visit to see what others have uncovered
in their corner of the world
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24 comments:

The Nature Jotter said...

I'm totally in love with your photos and your blog! Compliments!! :)

Life Ramblings said...

i visited this cemetery too while in salzburg. This is one of the most beautiful cemeteries that I've come across and I think it is just amazing to see each grave so highly ornate.

hamilton said...

Our grave sites look so bare and almost minimalist in comparison!

Martha Z said...

Lovely images and it is a must see for anyone visiting Salzburg.

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful place and definitely a must see! Your photos are terrific, wonderful composition! Hope you have a great week, Dianne!

Sylvia

NixBlog said...

Ah, yes, your photos bring back happy memories of our Austria trips, Dianne...
Greta shots!

Valerie said...

But wait . . . there's more! You have a great eye for photographic subjects and for composition Dianne. Thank you for sharing your creative gifts with us.

Gemma Wiseman said...

O what a place! You have captured the romance of Austria for me! Love the ironwork design in the first photo!

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a beautiful place to visit. I loved the Sound of Music movie. Lovely photos.

Ann said...

Very elaborate grave markers. Unfortunately I wasn't into visiting cemeteries in my days in Europe.

biebkriebels said...

Very nice cemetery with a long history and such beautiful decorated graves.

Robert Geiss said...

thank you very much for this interesting journey. please have a good tuesday.

Mark said...

I have never been to Salzburg but have seen it's baroque spires from the rush of a Motorway. Would love to visit it one day!
These are amazing graves.

Peter said...

How interesting, everyone's favourite movie, different style of grave.

Jack said...

Great cemetery photographs, Dianne.

diane b said...

It is interesting how different countries/cultures bury their dead. I like all the flowers in this cemetery.

Julie said...

Ahh ... how idyllic to rest here for an eternity, Dianne. And the wrought iron is so delicate and intricate.

I had not made the connection between 'pansy' and 'penser', but it does make sense. Was there the sound of violins? How gorgeous.

Nothing even remotely like this in any Australian cemetery that I have visited. I appreciate your contribution to Taphophile Tragics this weerk. It is so different from others which are all so unique in their own quaint way.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

My eye is captivated by the rich wrought iron work decorating the graves.

Joan Elizabeth said...

This is so interesting to see something different from another part of the world.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The different styles in European cemeteries are so fascinating. I also didn't realise the connection between pansy and thought,I will remember it always now though. Beautiful images Dianne.

Reader Wil said...

You are right: this is a very beautiful cemetry. I don't like to go to my husband's grave. The idea that is the place where I have to be put to rest in a few years , is not nice. Next year I will be eighty.

Francisca said...

I remember seeing similar ornate metal grave markets in Austria (I must have a shot somewhere)... Lovely! And I'd not connected pansies with the French penser either.

Luna Miranda said...

a fascinating place--the ornate iron works are beautiful! marvelous shots.

Redruby said...

i love how the way you take pictures here..love all your photos...that is the reason why me and my blogs are following you now..

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