Whim of the Week – 72

The graves of greats…

Just found out that a little park around the corner from where I currently live (in Vienna) contains the original graves of Beethoven and Schubert, right next to each other!

According to the inscriptions, Beethoven and Schubert were buried here in 1827 and 1828, respectively. Sixty years later, in 1888, their bodies were exhumed and transferred to special honorary graves in Vienna’s central graveyard.

The (original) graves of some of classical music’s greats, pretty much right next door…


whimsical (adj.): Determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason. Playful or fanciful, especially in a humorous way. (Source: The Free Dictionary)

In an effort to continue looking at the bright side of life in these worrying times, the Whim of the Week series features sometimes funny or unusual, sometimes beautiful or inspiring, but generally whimsical observations I happen to capture on camera during my wanderings around the world.