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The Bone Church by PorcelainPoet The Bone Church by PorcelainPoet
This is a photo I took from inside the Sedlec Ossuary also known as "The Bone Church" outside of Prague, Czech Republic. Unfortunately most of my photos came out pretty grainy because the lighting inside the church wasn't the best. And I realize this image is not the best quality. For me, visiting the Bone Church was the only highlight of visiting Czech Republic. I am very happy I had the opportunity to see it.

"The well-known story of the Bone Church (‘Ossuary’ to be more correct or ‘Kostnice’ in Czech) in Kutná Hora is that, in the 13th century, Jindřich, the abbot of Sedlec monastery, returned from a visit to Palestine with a pocketful of soil and sprinkled it on the cemetery surrounding the Chapel of All Saints. This direct association with the holy land led to the graveyard becoming a sought after burial site among the aristocracy of Central Europe. At the time of the thirty years’ war in the 17th century, the number of burials outgrew the space available, the older remains began to be exhumed and stored in the chapel, and it’s estimated that the chapel now contains the bones of up to 40,000 people." - www.outsideprague.com



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:iconvampyresangel:
Another amazing place is the Catacombes of Paris..
I cant even imagine the energy that emits from this place... To describe this as AMAZING is obviously an understatement ..Ive seen other photos of the chandelier but yours are by far the best ive seen
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:iconporcelainpoet:
I've been to the Roman Catacombs (which I think are the largest).
But have never been to the ones in Paris.

Thanks, glad you like this shot. ;)
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x-ReaperLadyDeath-x Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow,very totally wicked!!!!:D
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x-ReaperLadyDeath-x Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome!:)
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:iconknightangel70:
Wow just read the story awesome pics from a even more awesome person keep it up :)
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Irololly Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thats soooo cool :)
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AnjaMillen Jun 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
wow! thats impressive
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Mon-artifice Jun 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
I was here too, two years ago :) And it's really very exciting!
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