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... 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.
Loved this ...
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I decided to do a day trip to the town of Kutna Hora which is about 2 hours outside Prague by train. The train journey was quite easy. At one point I had to transfer to a local spur line to the Kutna Hora Mesto (Town centre). This train was rails layer in grass with no platform. You just stood along side the tracks ...
... can still be seen today. I visited four places of note.
1. The Sedlec Ossuary (aka The Bone Church) The church is artistically filled with the bones of over 40,000 dead. Chandeliers, Coats of arms, signatures, and mounds have been created.
2. The UNESCO world heritage listed Church of the Assumption of our Lady and St. John the baptist. A clean modern interior with matching paintings made it an interesting place ...
... it was really pretty. Even with the sun down the temperatures were still springlike.
We made the long walk back to the train station in time to make the 5pm train back to Prague. We were the only people in the first class car. Ballers. In the Prague station we found the first class lounge. What a let down. There was no food, no drinks and no bathroom. Just some chairs in an over heated place. Oh well, I guess they all can't offer beer and gummy bears. At least we know ...
... a fifteen minute walk to The Sedlec Ossuarry, or church of bones from the train station.
The outside look of the church is nothing special, there are a lot of graves all the way up to the walls, which isn't common, but in the history it says someone went to the holly land and came back with a pocketful of dirt and he spread it over the graveyard, which then made it very attractive to royalty to bury all their families there. So with so many ...