I have some friends who find my interest in structures of and inscriptions on graves as morbid. However I do not find anything negative in this interest.
I find a strange kind of calm and peace while visiting cemeteries.
Besides, one suddenly comes across a design on a grave which is nothing but a piece of art in itself. I am putting below some photos of a grave taken by me in the Vienna Cemetery in Austria recently. I hope to put up more post on these lines in the time to come.
The Zentralfriedhof (German for “Central Cemetery”) of Vienna is one of the largest cemeteries in the world, largest by number of interred in Europe. Its address is Simmeringer Hauptstraße 230–244, Vienna 1110, Austria.
Look at the feet. The heels are above the ground trying to reach up.
Seen from the left side the statue shows a rosary doubly wrapped around the left wrist. The folds of the dress have been so sensitively captured.
The expression of overwhelming grief.
Photos, text and copyright K.J.S.Chatrath
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