Monthly Archives: October 2011

A Brand-New Book of Ossuaries

For my birthday last weekend, my husband Mason bought me a book I’d only seen mentioned on the internet.  We were in the Wacko store in Hollywood and I missed it the first time I looked over the rack, but … Continue reading

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The Ossuary as Memento Mori

Memento Mori by Bohdan Chlibec My rating: 5 of 5 stars My husband Mason bought me this beautiful book at the Franz Kafka Bookstore on the Old Town Square in Prague. It’s listed on Amazon.com for $140, but let me … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #38: the Bone Chapel of Kutná Hora

Sedlec Ossuary (Kostnice) Zamecká 127, Kutná Hora – Sedlec, 284 03 Czech Republic Information Center telephone +420 326 551 049 English email: ic@sedlec.info Founded: After 1400 Number of skeletons: up to 40,000 Open: Daily November – February from 9 a.m. … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead at Hollywood Forever

Cemetery of the Week #5 — Hollywood Forever — is hosting its 12th annual Dia de los Muertos celebration today from noon to midnight. The heart of the festivities is represented by the altars to the beloved dead, which compete … Continue reading

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The Exquisite Mourners of John the Fearless

San Francisco’s Legion of Honor is the current home of 37 exquisite tomb sculptures on loan from the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon. I had the joy of visiting them recently. The image above shows my favorite of the mourning … Continue reading

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