Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Chandelier of Skulls & The Birds That Fly At Night - Kutna Hora & Prague, Czech Republic

Human skulls perch, jawless, on a ledge by an ossuary window; cobwebs building gossamer bridges between them.

It's easy to imagine them mocking you. It must be my morbid sense of humor, but I didn't feel disturbed or sad in the Sedlec Ossuary. Surrounded by the bones of over 40,000 people - strung up into chandeliers and bedazzling the windowsills with femurs and fibulas - I am ashamed to admit that the first thing that popped into my head was a scene from The Last Unicorn, one of the cornerstones in my personal childhood film canon. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Disneyland Shmizbeeland - Gimme Prague, Any Day

Ooooooooh, that title may get me into some boiling hot water. But I'll say it again: Disneyland wishes it was Prague.