Feb 01, 2008
Feb 06, 2008
Having said goodbuy to our two friends at breakfast, we were ready to take off for Kutna Hora. We chose to go there by train, as apparently the Sedlec Ossuary which we wanted to see was very close to the train station. We went by train but this time, the sunny day and the short distance made it much more pleasant than our last train ride... After almost one hour we were there, and after a short walk we stepped in the most morbid place I've ever been. It was not scary at all, just, so overwhelming to be in the same place as all those bones, gracefully tacked away. We never made it to the actual town, but we felt very satisfied by our nice winter walk, the sun warming our faces and all that tranquility we got out of our visit to that ossuary. Since we got back to Prague in no time, we thought we should definately check out something that we didn't get the chance to see when our friends were here, and that was the Golden Lane of the Hradcany castle. A little road with tiny houses where first the soldiers and then the goldsmiths of the palace used to live. Of course, in No 22 is also where Kafka lived for a while and they sell in there a number of books, diaries and all sorts of things with his name on. At the end of the lane, we arrived at the corner tower of the castle which was - of course - a prison. They still have in there some instruments of torture etc but it was suprisingly - and welcoming - short to visit.