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Monday, May 16, 2011

My World - St Peter's Cemetery, Salzburg

St. Peter's Cemetery (Petersfriedhof) is the oldest Christian cemetery in Salzburg dating back to the 16th century.

I was not even aware that I was in a cemetery until someone pointed it out to me. This is one of the nicest cemeteries that I have had the pleasure to wander around taking pictures and I think it is just amazing to see each grave so highly ornate and well tended with loving care by respective families.

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You might find it odd but I like to check out old cemeteries, the older the better. They are really fascinating and I like beautiful head stone designs and and the atmosphere helps to add a sense of calmness to the whole surrounding.

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Not to mention, the exquisite wrought iron artwork throughout the cemetery brings a lot of character to it. I was told that many of the aristocratic families of Salzburg lie buried here along with many other notable person.


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The cemetery was also used as a setting in the Sound of Music movie. All the cemetery scenes of Maria and the Von Trapp family hiding from Nazis were filmed back in the Fox studio at Hollywood. Although the setting was made to mimmick this cemetery, I still think it's worth a visit as it really does capture the atmosphere of the scenes.

That's My World

29 comments:

  1. Cemetery is the one place human keep beautiful. I love it. Beautiful!

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  2. I agree with you completely!
    It is a work of art!
    I really liked this and the Montparnasse cemetery!
    The photos of your wonderful!
    Many kisses

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  3. very interesting. this is a lovely stop. i would love to visit this as I am a fan of the movie.

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  4. Last year I did my master's degree in a discipline which is entitled Grief and Loss. My teacher has a habit when traveling the world to visit cemeteries and take pictures. I think that may even be a way to understand more about the subject, but definitely do not feel good in cemeteries and prefer not to visit them.

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  5. Fantastic shots of such a historic place.

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  6. That is a nice cemetery. I love old cemeteries and also find them to be peaceful.

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  7. I, too, love old cemeteries and have enjoyed visiting the ones in New Orleans and Savannah here in the states. I find them to be not only very interesting, but very peaceful as well. This one looks beautiful and your captures are wonderful! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  8. I understand perfectly your fondness for cemeteries, the older the better. I love it when the character of the site and stones are allowed to flourish with individuality. Thanks for sharing this interesting part of your travels. :)

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  9. I have seen the Sound of Music and I enjoyed seeing the cemetery in your post.

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  10. I'm always intrigued by cemeteries, so this is interesting to me. I love that last photo, it shows the spectacular setting so well.

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  11. This is a fascinating cemetery. I, too, enjoy wandering around old cemeteries.

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  12. They sure don't look like a cemetery. AMazing.

    Love the details there. :)

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  13. I recall visiting this cemetery when we were in Salzburg. I think you can find a lot of history by visits to cemeteries, you see whole families who died at the same time and wonder what happened. Many children died under the age of two. I like to look for patterns and clues to what life was like.

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  15. one of the country in my list definitely but not priority and dont know why. recently i saw on natgeo, it kinda look interesting especially the outdoors, hemm..... perhaps should reconsider?

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  16. i love old cemeteries, too. and this one is beautiful. the metalwork on those crosses are awesome!

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  17. I agree the Cemetery dosen't look like one at all, my favourite photo this time round is the second one with the flowing wrought iron work that seems to go on and on and never end :-).

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  18. I also love to see old cemetaries, these old tombstones are sometimes so beautiful.
    I don't know what happened but you visited my post from last week.

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  19. Charming place (as strange as this word can be used near "cemetery")! I was there 2 years ago and have a lot of photos.

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  20. I didn't know these cemetery.I leaned a lot.
    Japanese gravestone is square and artless.

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  21. Hello lady. Sorry bat I not know your name. Last year we went to Saltzburg, bat we did not see the cemetery.Sorry.

    Greetins.

    Josemai

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  22. Wow...they really keep the place clean beautiful....unlike ours... :/

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  23. We were in Austria this summer and the cemeteries made a real impression. Each grave site was so well tended, it's clear that people hold a lot of respect for their deceased loved ones. You did a nice job of capturing the spirit of this place.

    Kat

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  24. there is so much to see in these photos but what strikes me the most is the wonderful stone work of the church

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  25. Wow! History-riched cemetery! Indeed, they are very interesting and full of characters.

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  26. You're right! The rich and intricate details are just exquisite and so well cared for! I think that is really pretty.

    I'm going on my first cemetary photowalk on Monday. I hope the weather holds out! UK is miserable when it rains.

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