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    Posted: 16 December 2012 at 08:01
Small medieval town in Kutna Hora in Czech Republic, has among many beautiful churches also the famous Ossuary which contains remains of more than 40 000 people. If you ever travel to Czech this is a very Interesting place to visit............

In 1278 King Otakar II of Bohemia sent Henry, the abbot of Sedlec , on a diplomatic mission to the Holy Land. When leaving Jerusalem Henry took with him a handful of earth from Golgotha which he sprinkled over the cemetery of Sedlec monastery, consequently the cemetery became famous, not only in Bohemia but also throughout Central Europe and many wealthy people desired to be buried here.The burial ground was enlarged during the epidemics of plague in the 14 th century (e.g.in 1318 about 30 000 people were buried here) and also during the Hussite wars in first quarter of the 15 th. century.   
After 1400 one of the abbots had a church of All -Saints erected in Gothic style in the middle of the cemetery and under it a chapel destined for the deposition of bones from abolished graves, a task which was begun by a half blind Cistercian monk after the year 1511.


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What a weird and macabre place. The crown is amazing. Thanks for showing us round
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Faith was quite stronger then... Or even I can rephrase that: there was faith then. It depicts life as being transitory, though in a strangest way to our minds of today.
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Quite a weird church. Great you included a nice introduction with these series. Great work, thanks for that   
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A nice place for a scary movie. But they did some amazing stuff with those sculls and bones.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jenik.nk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 December 2012 at 12:11
Well done shots. I have never visited Kutna hora, it's quite far from my town. Maybe one day...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stormvogel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 December 2012 at 13:34
Nicely done and thank you for us to see it too.

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Well doe set, History of us Humans really intrigues me,.. Humans we're really some strange animals, at times.
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If you have more time and going to travel to Cracow in Poland you should see this place too.
I think they have underground open to public on Nov 2-3 only.
Being there as a kid I can remember faces, and I didn't even take any pictures !

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Post Options Post Options   Quote gouldina Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 December 2012 at 18:03
I love the colours in these, particularly in 6,7,8. Really nice. What camera/lens combo are you using there? Looks like a fascinating place. TFS.
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THank you all very much!

Andrew if I ever go to Poland then I will visit for sure Krakow. :))

gouldina For these photos I used my wife's A700 together with my lens 16-35CZ. One day before we go to this Church my A900 had a aperture unit failure Camera error    link and for the rest of the trip I was shooting with A700.   
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dr. Harout Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 September 2013 at 14:51
During our recent trip to Prague we went to Kutna Hora, and I remembered the ossuary and the shots by Napo. Kind of made a surprise to my wife and kid (yes, 9 year old boy).
Of course the better half (not me, my wife) was in shock, quite the opposite to my son's enthusiasm (and mine). All I can say, it's a fantastic place, a must place to visit... and pray.

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Schwarzenberg coat-of-arms, Sedlec Ossuary by Dr. Harout, on Flickr


Sedlec Ossuary by Dr. Harout, on Flickr


Sedlec Ossuary by Dr. Harout, on Flickr


Sedlec Ossuary by Dr. Harout, on Flickr


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I have been there few times,it is not far from my place.
I hope you didn't forget to visit the St. Barbara's Church in Kutna Hora.
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Originally posted by Pavel Pavel wrote:

...I hope you didn't forget to visit the St. Barbara's Church in Kutna Hora.


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