Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Sedlec Ossuary - Sedlec, Czech Republic (Winter 2003)

This is a chandelier fashioned out of human bones from the days of the black plague. It's located in a church decorated entirely with said bones. This is not so much an artistic photo as it is a photo of an historical oddity. The chandelier is said to contain every bone from the body, although I doubt it contains inner ear bones (at least not visibly represented), patellas, carpals, tarsals, or any sesamoid bones from the big toe. I'd say it's not likely to have a hyoid bone present either.

Anyway, now that the reader is adequately impressed (wishful thinking on my part...) with my knowledge of the skeleton (you've been blinded with science), if he/she has a desire to visit this unusual location, it is within hiking distance of the old mining town of Kutna Hora. You can travel there by train from Prague in roughly 2 hours. Or you can visit it virtually
here. There is a quicktime tool you can use to see a couple of 360 degree panoramas of the interior.


Blogger danishmand said...

it's eerieeeeeee!! great idea for Halloween though. Do people get married in this church?

Monday, October 24, 2005  
Blogger An Enlightened Fellow said...

I would say people probably do not get married in this church. It's not a very pleasant atmosphere to get married in, I don't think.

Monday, October 24, 2005  

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