Wednesday, July 27, 2005

altar at the bone church in Kutna Hora
Most of today's pictures are about our trip to Kutna Hora, a town of about 11,000 people 70 km (40 miles) east of Prague. We (Jer, Jana, and I)took the train. One of the main sites is a medieval church called the Bone Church because human bones are used for artistic purposes and also because it is a burial site.
I like the idea of allowing a person's bones to remain on display in some way after death. It would make for a great artistic/spiritual challenge for the 2st century. I think the only current place in the wold that has an extensive skull display is in Cambodia, where the skulls of many of the Khmer Rouge's victims are displayed. Can any of you think of more places? Let me know.

  • Photo of the Khmer Rouge's victims skull display