Now that teh gr8 *~*OC*~* has returned from Vienna and downloaded the images from all her various cameras and phones, she's ready to share with you the awesome things that she saw in the city. Viennarrific.
OC thought it was proper to pay her respects last week in Vienna @ Der Wiener Zentralfriedhof, Vienna's largest cemetery. Boarding the tram #71 out of Schwarzenbergplatz, we were treated to a panorama of some of Vienna's undercover boutiques and bars, running a 25 minute stretch from downtown. Destination: A gray and labyrinthish cememtery of gigantic tombstones. Here you find the graves of [cut&paste lol @ wikipaedia] Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Carl Czerny, Christoph Gluck, Lotte Lehmann, György Ligeti, Léonie Rysanek, Antonio Salieri, Franz Schmidt, Arnold Schönberg, Franz Schubert, the entire Strauss clan, Hugo Wolf, and Alexander von Zemlinsky. Among others, and a lame memorial to Mozart (his estimated grave actually stands in the now deconsecrated St. Marx-Friedhof @ Leberstrasse 6-8), the cemetery makes our own Cimitero Monumentale look like Washington Square Park (minus the drug dealers and skeevy old guys taking pictures of NYU students' feet).
Arnold Schönberg has one of the kewlest stones, simply a stylized & modern white cube perched precariously over his plot. We dropped an OE 40 @ the OG's grave. If you visit, make sure you stop @ the little office kiosk and buy a map for 20 euro cents because that sheet is off tah hook. Even with the map, it's difficult to navigate because of its ginormity. Luckily, most of the repositioned graves of our most beloved composers are found in partition 32A, marked with signage "Musiker" (see below).
You can go online and find the actual images of the notable graves, but OC won't do the pleasure 'cause it's not her thang.