In the town of Kutna Hora, we visited the Sedlec Ossuary, also known as the “Bone Church”. The church was built in the 1400s in the middle of the cemetery.
There are estimated 40,000 human skeletons in the ossuary.
Some of the bones exhibit wounds or fractures, possibly from battle or rebellions.
An emblam constructed from human skeletons.
In the center is an enormous chandelier of bones, which contains at least one of every bone in the human body.
Saint Barbara Church, also located in Kutna Hora, one of the most famous Gothic churches in Central Europe.
Carvings adorn the external pillars.
The magnificent organ at the back of the church.
On the way to Prague, it was difficult to squeeze past these big trucks on these winding highways.
Wenceslas Square in the center of Prague. It so happened that many die-hard Scottish rugby fans were there to support their home team, so there was a lot of singing and cheering on the streets.
The streetcars in Prague, so classic!
View of St. Nicholas Church from the top of Old Town Hall Tower in Staromestske (Old Town Square).
The Prague Castle in the background, it is the largest coherent castle complex in the world with an area of almost 70,000mÂ², being 570m in length and about 130m wide.
Making a full circle we returned to Budapest. This time our hostel is an apartment in one of the big buildings. We felt like local Hungarians.
Flying over River Danube, goodbye Europe.
Hello New York, the land of skyscrapers.
Coming in for the landing.
After a smooth landing at JFK International Airport, everyone clapped.
So this sums up our trip in Eastern Europe in Czech Republic, Vienna, Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Zell Am See, Hallstatt, Salzburg, and Budapest. Thanks for reading!
I really wanted to see the Sedlec Ossuary, but my mother was having none of it :s.
bone church was awesome.