Tuesday, September 27, 2011

PRAGUE – CZECH REPUBLIC – ‘Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones’

quote – African / American spiritual song

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Today we went off on a mini bus tour to visit Kutna Hora, which is a world heritage site.

Our first stop was the very macabre, The Ossuary, which is also known as the bone church.

They dug up all the bodies, bleached the bones and then displayed them in the church.

Using the bones to make bizarre designs, such as a coat of arms and a chandelier.

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Its estimated that these are the remains of 30 000 people and I guess its to remind one of their own mortality.

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Then another lunch and more dumplings. I am over dumplings!

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Above: This is sirloin steak with a sweet gravy made from carrots

Served with dumplings, which are like bread

but also has cranberry jam and whipped cream on it.

Its like eating, steak with scones, jam & cream on the side!! YUCK.

In fact we haven’t had a decent meal in Prague – and we have a fear of getting scurvy due to lack of vegetables (except for cabbage).

Then a visit to St Barbara's Cathedral, she is the patron saint of miners.

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Until next time, Red heartRed heartRed heart Kim

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