Tales of a Programming Hobo
Man, this is just amazing.
Sedlec Ossuary Gallery
It's a church in Sedlec, Czech Republic, decorated with zillions of human bones, making incredible designs. It's, like, totally goth.
The town is actually called Kutn� Hora: Sedlec was the monastery. Andrew and I went to Kutn� Hora and saw the chapel with the bones last year, it's even more impressive than it looks in people's photos becuase photos can't show you that you're *surrounded* by sculptures made out of bones. Nor do they usually show the cabinet full of skulls with axe holes in them. Since you're stripping tags, linkies: Official page for the chapel: http://www.kostnice.cz/ Kutn� Hora on Wikitravel: http://wikitravel.org/en/Kutna_Hora My own photos: http://puzzling.org/photos/2004/travel/czech/kutna/ossuary/bones/ -- MaryReferences 1. http://www.kostnice.cz/ 2. http://wikitravel.org/en/Kutna_Hora 3. http://puzzling.org/photos/2004/travel/czech/kutna/ossuary/bones/
Oh, of course. I read the info about the Sedlec Ossuary _in Kutna Hora_ just 5 minutes before I posted. Goes to show what happens when you try to blog while dead. :( It's totally awesome you were actually there. I wish I was a travelling hero(in) like you. I would totally be like Flashman! -- Christopher Armstrong
Oh, never mind. Apparently my source was wrong: it said that Sedlec was a town which was kind of a suburb of Kutna Hora. -- Christopher Armstrong
In practice it could have been something like that. The graveyard the bones come from was one of the most popular in all of Bohemia, they probably had to have a village or something to keep it going. I am not the well-travelled person I'd love to be yet. I have a travel todo list several lifetimes long. -- Mary
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