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... over 40,000 people are stored. Originally the cemetery was very popular because a priest had spread some soil from Jerusalem around it, making it holy ground, so thousands came to Sedlec to die so they could be buried here. Then with the plague and wars it became overcrowded leading to the bones being stored beneath the church. A partially blind (and one would argue, mad) monk arranged all the bones in large piles ...
... enough that there were signs to St. Barbara's.
The church itself has a great view, a lovely walkway, and is very beautiful. The architecture is stunning. Finally, at the church, I went inside and asked, is this the bone church?
... knows of, but nobody can get to know. This second time around I got to visit Loreta church - a church I had wanted to see with Maddy, but as it was on the Prague Castle side of the river, and up hill, we never quite made it. It is a simple enough church (see how jaded I have become - it is far more decorative than most churches at home, and infinitely older), but was on my 'to see' list as it houses a statue to the bearded lady 'Saint' (actually a martyr as she was never sainted), ...
... and were arranged in multiple formations. The centre chandelier was made out of every bone of the human body - some 266 pieces. After this enlightening visit we came back to Prague and had dinner for the second time at Hotel U Prince. We enjoyed a rillete of salmon followed by beef stroganoff for Kurt and Vienna schnitzel for Leonie! A long day but a good ...
... to the station tomorrow when we leave.
Back in Prague we made dinner and took care of some internet things. John wanted to go see the Old Town lit up at night. We basically walked the same route we did yesterday but this time at night. We saw the main Christmas tree all lit up, the castle that looks like Harry Potter's castle and the Mall. We only went in the mall to warm up a little bit. There were so many people shopping there and John and I were thankful that we ...
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