Though we only stayed in Czech Republic eight days, we left with so many great memories. This was one of the first countries we visited with my best friend, Terri, when she joined us on our family adventure in the summer of 2006.
We stayed in Podebrady with Michael and (Scruffy the dog) from USA who we’d met earlier that summer in Poland. It’s always a treat when you reconnect with fellow travellers and get to share more memories on the road together.
Michael took us to the unique and chilling bone church, Sedlec Ossuary. The entire church is decorated with 40,000-70,000 human skeletons. The impressive chandelier hanging in the middle is artistically crafted using every bone in the human body.
We spent a day exploring the fabulous capital city, Prague. The famous Prague astronomical clock was one of those overly-hyped, over-crowded sites (but to give it credit it was installed in 1410) when comparing it on the grand scale of such an impressive city. I have not revisited Czech Republic since living in Europe, but hope to make it back one day in the near future.
Can’t get enough of these stunning doors!
In the 14th century, during the Black Death, and after the Hussite Wars in the 15th century, many thousands were buried in the abbey cemetery. The ossuary is estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people.
Stay tuned for more #FridayFotos. Next week is a little out of alphabetical order but a new country for us. Belarus.
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