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... spruce up the place a bit. It was eerie but beautiful at the same time. The most interesting piece was a herald made out of bones, and showed the skull of a Turk getting his eye plucked out by a Raven.
That was pretty cool and so was the town. There was breathing room! It was a quaint town with lots of narrow streets and lanes. And it had one of the most amazing ...
... and hunting trophy's of the Archduke. It was
unreal to see all the suits of armor and exquisite weapons. I wish we
could have taken photos but it was forbidden. In his life Franz
Ferdinand was an avid hunter and is said to have over 300,000 kills.
There were A lot of hunting trophies on display, including the tails of 3
elephants he had killed. That was creepy. The saddest part was to see
the family portraits of Franz and Sophie and their children. For 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 ...
Had a mix up on trams getting to the bus to meet a tour to Kutna Hora. We made it because they waited for us and we travelled through farm land growing crops of hops, wheat for the famous beers of the Chech Republic. Kutna Hora was the second largest city to Prague & wealthy because of its silver mines. Visited the Ossarium, ...
... 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 ...