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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 ...
... She is the patron saint of miners ( this was a silver mining town). The church was so nice.....my favorite so far. It's perched up on a hill with a lovely view of the vineyard and countryside. And, as a much appreciated bonus, the sun was out! We actually took off our uniform coats today. No gloves! We stopped for lunch at a place Moe had made reservations at and had garlic soup, boar goulash, and lard dumplings. We washed it down with a ...
... the church, all while following the "religious people rules of bone decoration." He got his sight back when he was done.
The Ossuary is very cool to see, the highlight being a chandelier of bones. It is only one room, so it doesn't take long. (Technically, there is a chapel upstairs and a pretty cemetery outside, but those aren't the good parts.)
To come ...
... and cathedral - the oldest cathedral in Central Europe. The bone church was less shocking this time, but just as confronting - if that makes any sense at all. 40,000 bodies are organised into four skull towers, and the other bones used to decorate the ceiling and walls. The ossuary in Palermo, Sicily was shocking in its personal feel. The bodies still had their clothes and in some cases expression, and the way they were strung up and looming over you was plain freaky. The ...
... is the St. Barbara Cathedral. This was a huge beautiful cathedral. It is here that you can see the wealth that the town generated as a silver mine. The pipe organ and other ornamentation is silver. The details in the stained glass windows are amazing.
Part of the church was being used to film a movie. It was around noon and all of the actors in their period costumes emptied from the movie set to the church ...
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