Where in the World Wednesday: Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

It’s Wednesday and I have decided to take part in Classy in Philadelphia‘s Where in the World Wednesday series!

The idea of WITWW is to post a picture of you in someplace in the world…it doesn’t have to be somewhere foreign or tropical. Just a picture of you somewhere that you consider traveling.

Your eyes are not mistaking you, those really are bones that I’m surrounded by. In October of 2008 I went to the Czech Republic, mainly to Prague, for a few days while visiting my brother in Germany. I had heard about this Ossuary in Kutna Hora, about half an hour away from Prague and just had to go. It’s interior is made up entirely of human bones. Human bones that were all dug up and left on the grounds of the church in medieval times. Whoever was morbid enough to design a chandelier out of every bone in the human body needed to have his head checked.

One more picture, for a clearer shot of all the creepiness…

That’s a HUGE shield made of, you know, bones. TOTALLY NORMAL.If you look closely there’s a bone-bird picking out the eye of the skull.

Tell me how this is religious?

Anyway, it’s creepy as fuck, especially in person, so I highly recommend going if you are in Prague. (And you should DEFINITELY go to Prague!) The town is also very cute. If that makes you feel any better about visiting a place made out of bones.

11 Responses

  1. So creepy, yet so intriguing. I would love to see that in person.

  2. That is such a cool picture Ashley!!! I’ve never thought of going to Prague before but you sound like you had a good time there. Over here, it’s mainly guys on stag weekends who go!

  3. Holy crap, that’s so cool! I want to go to Prague SO. BAD. My next European trip has to include Prague, Germany and England…Oh, and Amsterdam.

    Thanks so much for participating đŸ™‚

    • All of those are excellent! Prague is definitely my favorite out of all those though. You can take an overnight train from Munich to Prague (which is what I did) and it’s not horribly priced.

  4. Whoops, that was me above..sorry!

  5. That is so creepy/awesome/I don’t even know what.

    I am totally stealing this idea.

  6. I just got the chills looking at those pictures. Very creepy but interesting.

  7. Haha I love your logic, it’s creepy therefore you should definitely see it. The bird things really makes it kind of awesomely creepy though. Who thinks of this kind of stuff?
    I have actually yet to be to Prague despite living in Germany but I want to put that on my list of this to do in 2010. Will keep the bone shield in mind.

  8. ah man I’ve always wanted to go there!

  9. I’m so making note of this for when I go to Prague on my honeymoon!

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