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... 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: normal;">We changed trains at Kolin, and continued to Kutna Hora main station. The lady at the ticket desk in Prague had told us to go to Kutna Hora Mesto (and sold us tickets to there), so we changed to this tiny little train that looked more like a bus. It only has 3 stops- the main station, the center station, and the downtown station (mesto).
... in the chapel
was given to a half-blind monk of the order.
Now the bones can be seen stacked behind cages as well as being elaborately
arranged on the pillars and arches.
To get to the town centre you need to change to a smaller one coach train.
Alternatively you can get the local bus for CZK12, or walk the 2km.
It's well worth visiting the town centre which has ...
... were created by a woodcarver named František Rint in 1870. He was commissioned by the landowners, the Schwarzenberg family, as a reminder of the impermanence of human life and inescapable death.
On the internet I found a quote from someone who works there, saying their workplace doesn’t scare them:‘It’s the living who scare me.’
We visited another new-ish church nearby (which had excavations under the church where they found ...
... digging up old bones, and legend has it that some blind monk??! Started arranging them into geometric shapes... but then later on František Rint was commissioned to decorate the inside of the church. There are chandeliers, coat of Arms, and pillars all made from human bones.. It's in some ways beautiful.. but when you think about it.. pretty disgusting!!!
However it was great to go and visit, because when else in my life am I ...
... the church and gave it such an ethereal glow, but my camera (nor myself) had the skill to make that happen. Mental memories it is! But the church was gorgeous, and it really was worth the visit.
We then headed back into Prague and managed to find ourselves a hostel for the night by getting some free wifi from McDonalds. I really do resent how easy it is to go there because of internet access! Not that we have actually bought anything from there, we just nick the ...