Friday, June 13, 2008

Kutna Hora

Before leaving the Czech Republic, Chris and I made one neccessary stop in Kutna Hora. Here we visited the aptly-named Bone Cathedral. Below is the doormat, of sorts, welcoming vistors inside. The church is decorated with the bones of about 40,000 people who died from the "Black Death." Not having enough room to bury them anywhere, this priest decided to decorate the church with them. (Ok, so he was probably insane, but I suppose a lot of great works spring from insane minds).
Looks pretty from the outside, right?

And then you see this outside. A pyramid made of femurs and skulls.

Or a pimp cup made of bones.... lol

You must admit, it would suck to have your earthly remains stuck sucking on someone else's ankle bone for all eternity. (Ok, so I don't know if that's really an ankle bone. Correct me if I'm wrong, Dr. Mike. lol)

A chandelier made out of every bone in the human body.

This altar is in the back. The floor was covered in silver and gold coins. Not sure why, but it looked neat. (Forgve the bluriness. It was dark in there).

A family coat-of-arms. Check out the huge bone pyramd behind me.

Chris in the center of the creepy cool church.