I’m trying very hard to keep up with my normal Monday – Friday blogging schedule, but this week is difficult. Partially there’s not much going on, partially I don’t want to blog about the things most on my mind and partially I just have no motivation for anything right now. I’m doing really well to get to work, take care of the world’s most high maintenance dogs and feed myself. Hopefully next week will be better, but until then here’s a travel post I wrote in happier times.
I have been very fortunate to travel a lot in my life, and one of the places I feel so lucky to have been to multiple times is Prague, CZ. I’ve been three times and don’t really know how to fit how much I love this city into a simple Travel Tuesday post! I’ll try another day, but for now I want to share with you a day trip we took from Prague – our jaunt to Kutna Hora.
Kutna Hora is a quaint town in the Czech Republic, and a reasonable train ride away from Prague. While Prague is bustling and feels almost as touristy as Paris these days, Kutna Hora is very quiet. It has the classic medieval feel, with all the buildings built on a hill leading up to a Gothic cathedral.
What Kutna Hora is really famous for though, is the bone church.
Officially called Sedlec Ossuary, this small church is one of the most creepily beautiful places in the world.
Kutna Hora, like many places in Europe, was affected by the plague. Many citizens died, and as they did… bodies piled up.
A monk at Sedlec Ossuary witnessed all this, and began to go slowly crazy from it. Instead of burning the bodies, he turned the bones into art decorating the church.
I couldn’t even begin to count the amount of people who died and are now on display.
It’s haunting, and beautiful…
and a very weird juxtaposition.
What do you think of the Bone Church? Beautiful or a thing of nightmares?