bone art
December 20, 2004 5:12 PM   Subscribe

Get boned.
posted by onkelchrispy (12 comments total)
those crazy ferners.
posted by bakiwop at 5:14 PM on December 20, 2004

Someone once sent me a postcard from the ossuary. I think I lost it, though.
posted by kenko at 5:35 PM on December 20, 2004

Damn that's nice. I went through Kutna Hora about two months ago, probably could've walked to Sedlec.

Ossuaries balance nicely between morbid and fascinating. Some really good shots in there, too, even in the unsorted images folders.
posted by cosmonik at 5:43 PM on December 20, 2004

See also: Santa Maria delle Concezione in Rome, Italy.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 6:17 PM on December 20, 2004

I went to Kutna Hora in 2002 and made a point of stopping at the ossuary in Sedlec on the way there. It was really cool. Oddly enough, I did not feel grossed out at all.
posted by Micah at 7:01 PM on December 20, 2004

Also here.
posted by euphorb at 7:06 PM on December 20, 2004

I found out about the Sedlec ossuary either just before or after I found out that work was taking me to the Czech Republic for a couple weeks. That immediately became the primary purpose of the trip (work? whatever ...). My girlfriend and I spent a week total exploring that area and Prague and Vienna (one of my patented high speed tours, obviously). It was December 1998 and bitterly cold, at least to these now-spoiled Georgia bones. But the ossuary was flat out fantastic. That chandelier is astounding. Sorry I can't describe more, I'm in the middle of something else right now, was just taking a quick mefi break ....
posted by intermod at 7:32 PM on December 20, 2004

posted by OmieWise at 5:49 AM on December 21, 2004

Looks like it's a great place for a necromantic getaway.
posted by picea at 6:28 AM on December 21, 2004

There is this medieval silver mine in Kutna Hora that you can take tours through as well. It was abandoned centuries ago when it flooded and rediscovered something like 50 years ago. Goes incredibly deep but everything but the top level is flooded. The water is this pure inky green that goes forever, since it is loaded with arsenic. The tunnels are really tiny and tight - they didn't really believe in shoulder room then. Those miners must have lived in hell back then. Kutna Hora's cathedral is pretty beautiful too, I got some great photographs of it.

And the beer was cheaper there than in Prague! About 70 cents a beer (Canadian) instead of the 80 cents they charged in Prague... Oh, the savings.
posted by Jupiter Jones at 7:43 AM on December 21, 2004

So this is not a post about sex then?
posted by nofundy at 10:31 AM on December 22, 2004

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