COB #28: Atypical Art

This is in response to Cee’s Oddball Challenge Week 28

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Schwarzenberg coat-of-arms made with bones (don’t miss the stack of bones in the background)

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Chandelier made of bones and skulls. Sorry it’s a bit out focus – hands shaking I guess 😉

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The Sedlec Ossuary, is one of the 12 World Heritage Sites in the Czech Republic. It is located beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints in Sedlec near Kutna Hora. The cemetery was a very popular burial site. The ossuary is believed to contain the skeleton of between 40,000 and 70,000 people. Apparently the task of exhuming skeletons and stacking their bones in the chapel was given to a half-blind monk who arranged the bones to form decorations and furnishings for the chapel.

It’s a fascinating place to visit, to think, how the monk managed to create such works of art when he could barely see with things a person would run miles from.

“Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.” ― Clive Barker

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