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and I slept most of the way. Jeanne didn't.When we arrived at Konopiste
we discovered that since the Chateau was built on a hill we had to climb
the hill! There was a paved pathway but still, it was steep and rather
Konopiste served as the home of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
and his family. There used to be a large lake at the foot of the hill,
but it was drained for some reason? No one seemed to know why. The tour
we took was of ...
... that were used to replace the ones that were lost when the originals collapsed. That's right, collapsed. Apparently the mining operations left huge tunnels that were making the streets unsafe. When the Czech Republic joined the EU money was sent to Kutna Hora to improve the town and shore up the infrastructure. We saw the Plague column, constructed to celebrate survival of a 17th century round of black plague. We wandered winding narrow ...
... the order.
Between 1703 and 1710, a new entrance was constructed to support the front wall, which was leaning outward, and the upper chapel was rebuilt. This work, in the Czech Baroque style, was designed by Jan Santini Aichel.
In 1870, František Rint, a woodcarver, was employed by ...
... There's a cabinet of sculls that have had arrows, sword and other damage done, some of them you can see how the body has healed it somewhat.
We walked into the centre of town, which I don't recommend because its a waste of time 45 minutes... take the train which is just past the cathedral of assumption or walk along the river, very pretty.
In the town centre it's very pretty and quaint, especially with all the autumn colours behind ...
... also requiring room taken up by the dead. To do so, thousands of bodies were exhumed, their bones piled up in the chapel. In the 1800s a woodcarver was hired to stack the bones. He sure went above and beyond his task.
There are said to be the bones of some 70,000 people arranged in this place. There are four huge stacks of bones, artfully placed. There is an altar of bones. A chandelier of bones that includes every ...