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... in Italy. While we certainly have enjoyed Prague, and other big cities abroad, there is just something about the small towns that is so much more intimate & authentic. Of course, even in the states we tend to prefer staying away from the big cities & big crowds, so I guess that's just our style! Dinner, back in Prague, was at a restaurant with hundreds of different beers available. It was recommended ...
... 15th century wars. The builders of this church were monks who believed that the earthly church was a community for both the living & dead. We also visited the Cathedral of Assumption of Our Lady & Cathedral of Barbara. Both these churches were beautiful examples of the history in the times they were built.
Tomorrow we will head back to Prague to see its sites, before heading home next week.
Jim & Marilyn
... fallen off. Just outside the front concrete wall is where all the touristībuses drop off their load to mingle around, take 100 photos then leave again. It was all just a bit tacky and given that it wasn't maintained properly, a little disappointing.
Inside we had our tickets stamped and grabbed an English guidesheet. It was a little better once the tour bus had left because we had some room to move around the place. Apparently in 1870 a woodcarver named František Rint ...
... of human BONES! like 100,000 people worth of bones and not knowing what to do with the bones, they decorated the inside of the church with them of course! Lets just say I have never seen anything like this is any of my travels!
We then headed into town to the Silver Museum. Here they have guided tours only and they tell you that ...
... in 1870 a woodcarver was hired by the Schwartzenberg family to create some order out of the heaps of bones and what we see today is the result of his efforts. It's estimated the ossuary contains the bones of 40,000 to 70,000 individuals.
After some time here Bruxi and I headed for Poland, our next destination. Because of the time lost in heading to the wrong Sedlec we made one more stop in the Czech Republic at a small familly-run pension.