Door to the Underworld

Zentralfriedhof [Central Cemetery], Vienna: Details from the tomb of August Zang, by sculptor Heinrich Natter, 1888.

After the last bunch of posts I guess a bit of comic relief is in order: With its dwarfish watchmen, this is one of the most bizarre (and consequently most photographed) monuments in the Zentralfriedhof, although it kind of makes sense once you learn that Mr. Zang was, among other things, a mine owner. Still, I tend to think of it as Gimli’s Tomb…


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