Showing posts with label Czech Republic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Czech Republic. Show all posts

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Sedlec Ossuary, Czech Republic

Sedlec Ossuary is a small Roman Catholic church in the town of Kutna Hora, Czech Republic. It is decorated with human bones and skulls. It contains the bones of between 40,000 and 70,000 people. They made a huge chandelier, a coat of arms and a lot of decorations on the walls. There are also 4 piles, one in each corner, of bones and skulls. They had to unearth mass graves for the building of a Gothic church in the 15th century and the lower level was built to be used as an ossuary to store those extra bones.

One of the neatly organized pile of bones
Huge Chandelier containing at least one of every bone in the human body

Schwardzenberg coat of arms

Outside of the Gothic Church

Monday, 8 July 2013

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague was a nice city. It also seems like it's a big party destination for students. We stayed in a big hostel, where everybody seemed to be there to go party all night. We met quite a few nice people and enjoyed our visit. It was a very nice stop even if we were not in a party mood. It has beautiful architecture and a few older cobblestone streets. Prague was worth seeing but after so many other nice European cities it wasn't that different.

Charles Bridge
David Cerny's work
Before I die board
Dancing House by Frank Gehry

Charles Bridge
Astronomical Clock

Valdstejnska Zahrada Park
Our new big friend :)