Kutna Hora – The Gothic Town

Church of Our Lady kutna hora

How’s everyone doing? Well I was supposed to be in the movies right now but I was too lazy to enjoy the Friday night and I preferred to relax my old bones in my cozy bed. Yeah, its too cozy right now, coz its so cold outside. Can’t believe it’s September already! That means bye bye summer?!  No way! I’m just not ready to bid adieu to the sun already. Well you don’t really have much choice, do you? So hello Fall! Might as well enjoy the fallen leaves and cool breeze of the season instead of sulking.

If not feel, I can always write about the Sunny days. So here’s a new post about how Prashant and I spent the third day during our Prague trip. We visited Kutná Hora town which makes for a great day trip from Prague .The town is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is about 1 hour journey from Prague.  The town is a true Gothic inspiration. It is full of Gothic churches and memorials like St. Barbara Church, Bone Church and Black Death memorial.

We first visited Sedlec Ossuary aka The Bone Church . Why’s it called the Bone church? Because there are bones of 40,000 – 50,000 people in the church which are artistically arranged to form decorations and furnishings for the chapel. I know it sounds creepy, wait for the pictures below 😀 . The chapel was mentioned in Ripley’s Believe It or Not for the very same reason. Well, the church says,  “It is not a celebration of death, but it symbolizes the equality of people before the throne of God.”   Visiting this church was a pretty unique experience for us.

We then headed to the  Church of Our Lady .  It is one of the most important Czech Gothic buildings and is one of the oldest examples of the Baroque Gothic style. Then we took a bus to the famous Kutna Hora attraction St. Barbara’s Church. It is one of the most famous Gothic churches in the Central Europe and is also a UNESCO world heritage site. Well, after you take a look at this grand church, you have no doubts about its world famous appeal. There were vineyards outside the church where I drank one of the most delicious Hibernal wines while enjoying the view of Kutna Hora town below. The wine was so good that we took one bottle back home and still enjoy a sip or two at home.

This black top is 15 years old!  Yeah, It’s actually that old but it was a good brand, and I usually take care of things I love and so it stayed. I used to wear it as a kid and now it’s a crop top :D. Well, Thank you fashion!  It is also one of my first DIY projects. It was pretty plain initially but then I put some glue and sequins on it ,and then there it was one more reason to preserve it.Do you guys also own any such piece from your childhood? Let me know in the comments below. I wore these pleated shorts which give an illusion of a structured skirt. I paired them up with these gold studded Gladiator sandals.

Top : No tag, Don’t remember the brand (15 years old 😀 )

Shorts : New Yorker (similar here)

Gladiator Sandals : Primark

Neckpiece : Primark

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Bone Church

Sedlec Ossuary Bone Church Kutna Hora

Bone Church – Notice the background

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St. Barbara’s Church

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St. Barbara’s Church

prague fashionwoman Statue covered in leaves St. Barbara Church kutna hora St. Barbara Church kutna hora  gladiator sandals fashion shoot prague  

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Church of Our Lady

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Stained glass in the Church of St. Barbara

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St. Barbara’s Church

 romantic couple

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Church of Our Lady

 

2 Comments

    • ShradsBlog
      September 16, 2015 / 10:16 AM

      Thanks Maryam!! I designed the logo myself 😀 . So glad you liked it 🙂

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