Weekly Photo Challenge: Arranged


We visited the Sedlec Ossuary, one of the most visited tourist sites outside of Prague in Kutna Hora. This place was a sacred burial ground in the 14th and 15th centuries and thousands were buried there resulting from war and plague. In 1870, the Schwarzenberg family hired Franitisek Rint to organize and arrange the bones when they were unearthed during the construction of a church. Obviously, he took his job very seriously.

Honestly, this is one of the most unusual and creepy sites I’ve ever photographed. Once I got over the macabre oddity of this place, I became somewhat fascinated by the arrangement of the bones and the thought process of Rint.

I never thought I’d find an opportunity to share some of the photos from this place, but I think you would agree that it certainly represents the theme “arranged”!

The Schwarzenberg Crest in Bones

Chandelier of Bones

Bones and Ceiling

Bone Signature by Rint

Skeleton and Bird

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10 comments

  1. You’re welcome, Leslee! A place to put on your travel list if you go to Eastern Europe. Thanks for looking! J

  2. Thanks for sharing these creepy, creative, provoking images – especially for those of us who have never heard of this place. Wow!

  3. Interesting photos! Thanks for sharing!

  4. OK, that was creepy, but cool. We are creative beings, aren’t we?

  5. I’m speechless.

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