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Kutna Hora UNESCO World Heritage Site

I didn’t go to Kutna Hora because of its UNESCO status, (I didn’t even know about it!) but because of it’s Bone Church, proper name: Chapel of all Saints.

I thought it was made of bones, but it’s not, merely decorated with them. Pretty impressive, nonetheless.

bone church 1 (Small)bone church (Small)

boen church 3 (Small)bone ch skulls (Small)

bone church 4 (Small)bone pile (Small)

bone crest (Small)bone signature (Small)

bone church cemetery (Small)

But it turned out Kutna Hora had a lot more to offer. Only 70 kilometers from Prague it made an easy day trip by train. The town had once been a silver mining center and home to the royal mint making it very wealthy and still having great architecture and monuments

A Kutna Hora street

not racism, darky means gifts in Czech
not racism, darky means gifts in Czech
As in so much of Central Europe, every town once had Jews and now they have memorials instead
As in so much of Central Europe, every town once had Jews and now they have memorials instead

KH handle (Small)

kh building (Small)kh building detail (Small)

Monument to the Black Death
Monument to the Black Death
detail of Black Death monument
detail of Black Death monument
St Barbara's Cathedral
St Barbara’s Cathedral
odd building??
odd building??
war monument
war monument

Initial surprise when I started walking between the bone church and the center of the old town. I didn’t expect to see this here

philip morris (Small)

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