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... paintings of st Agatha (the saint for breast cancer), and st Apollonia (the saint for dentists). St. Agatha is depicted carrying her breasts on a platter after having had them cut off as torture for being catholic. The portrait of St. Apollonia is similar, showing her with blood dripping from her mouth holding pliers and her discarded teeth around her. She also had her teeth pulled as punishment for her religion. Before I visited Loreta church I found these stories so comical, but ...
... minutes, in the drizzling rain.
This church is special as the monks stored bones here from the 14th century or so then they were later arranged.
Here is the blurb to save me writing about its history.
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Its getting to the business end of the semester (if you can call it that), so i've limited my weekend travel to day trips. This Sunday sojourn took me one hour west of Prague by train to Kutna Hora.
Kutna Hora was once a very significant settlement in the Republic, rivaling Prague in terms of its influence. Why? The huge silver deposits beneath the ground. This led to the town becoming very wealthy. The grand buildings ...
... to do any shopping. We eventually made our way down to the river. We crossed over one bridge and back over the Charles bridge. We thought that we could make it to the Astronomical tower in time to see the skeleton ring the bell again but we got pretty lost in the little crooked side alleys. We came out on some main street about 15 blocks from where we intended to be. Thank goodness there was a city map on the corner and we could figure out how to get back to the main square. ...