stone and dust

travel, photography and musings on cemeteries, memorials, and other dark sites


September 2015

Site 9: Vienna’s Cemetery of the Nameless

I first heard about this cemetery, probably like many others, when I saw Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy go here during their one day stay in Vienna in Before Sunrise. That was over 20 years ago now, but I’ve always remembered that scene and being moved by the Continue reading “Site 9: Vienna’s Cemetery of the Nameless”

Site 8: Vienna’s Central Cemetery

Well, I thought that Staglieno Cemetery was the mecca of all cemeteries, but Vienna’s Central Cemetery gives it a good run for its money. I knew this would be a big cemetery, I knew it would have beautiful monuments, yet for some reason I was still unprepared for its beauty. Continue reading “Site 8: Vienna’s Central Cemetery”

Site 7: Bratislava’s Ondrejsky Cemetery

Bratislava is an easy day trip from Vienna, and since I was going there anyway, I decided to see what they had for cemeteries. My research online showed that Ondrejsky Cemetery (St. Andrew’s Cemetery) seemed to be a good bet as it had some monuments. Continue reading “Site 7: Bratislava’s Ondrejsky Cemetery”

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