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February 2013 in Amsterdam....

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They buried her vertically, head first, after twice digging herself out and going for a walkabout!

They put the "fuck off" rock on top of her grave for added insurance

Walking around the rock 3 times is said to bring you good luck!


Peace, Des.
They not looking too bad after several hundred years!
Discussed this thread with a friend and the first thing she put up on internet was http://www.outsideprague.com/kutna_hora/bone_church.html as suggested by Dazzler.
Think it's going to be the Czech Republic for us this year for sure!
Anyone else got some dead body pics? hehe
Also this http://ridiculouslyinteresting.com/2012/01/05/hidden-mothers-in-victorian-portraits/
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Peace, Des.

Thanks but fuck that. The "other" site is so easy...just click "add an image".

**sniff**
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Peace, Des.

Thanks but fuck that. The "other" site is so easy...just click "add an image".

I don't know what Bas is up to of late! This site is going to shit and he doesn't seem to give a fuck?

Peace, Des.
My favourite of pictures I took in Capuchin Catacombs, Palermo.
These guys really aren't very Preti.


They look cool Daz.
Been to this Capuchin one in Roma tho I'd love to go to the one in Palermo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capuchin_Crypt
Also visited both the Roma and Paris Catacoombs and they are fascinating.
cheers min

The one in Palermo is pretty fucked up.
Cheers Winnie,
Good to know theres a map as my lady wishes to look around. Wherever we go we visit graveyards as theres so much cool art on the monuments. In fact she's in London this weekend and she's off to see more dead people and visit this exhibition http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/exhibition/death-a-selfportrait-exhibition-at-the-wellcome-collection-8316462.html
Here in Scotland the old graveyards often have lovely Celtic Crosses and Pictish stones.
I also have never forgotton the final room in the Capuchin church in Roma where a number of skeletons were laid out with a card that read,
"What you are we used to be , What we are you will be!
And if my missus sees that link to the one in Brno then it will be Prague for the holidays this year!
It's a tossup between Roma or Prague this year anyway.

The Ossuary at just outside of Prague is fascinating too

And if you like interesting cemetaries then this one in is well worth the walk up to it ~ stunning views over the Vlatava river from there too!

But the saddest place of all is the Cemetary at just outside Prague

:-)
I've forgotten...is there no easy way to post photos from my HD to this site?
pics must be posted on a site (photobucket et al) then 'posted' here.
Gonna visit here in a couple of weeks time!


http://www.totzover.nl/index.php?page=museum
If you like that sort of thing you should visit Sedlec, in Southern Moravia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedlec_Ossuary

And (even stranger) The Capuchin Crypt in Brno:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capuchin_Crypt_in_Brno

The Czechs have a unique attitude to death,
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Peace, Des.
For just a few I use

http://tinypic.com/
They look cool Daz.
Been to this Capuchin one in Roma tho I'd love to go to the one in Palermo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capuchin_Crypt
Also visited both the Roma and Paris Catacoombs and they are fascinating.
cheers min
And if my missus sees that link to the one in Brno then it will be Prague for the holidays this year!
It's a tossup between Roma or Prague this year anyway.
I toured the Capuchin Crypt and it was very cool. Catacombs were kindy creepy though. A bone chandelier would be a nice addition to my living room.
And if my missus sees that link to the one in Brno then it will be Prague for the holidays this year!
It's a tossup between Roma or Prague this year anyway.

If you've never been to Prague, go. It's fantastic. And a trip to somewhere else in Czechia is a great plan: Czechs are brilliant people but Praguers are somewhat jaded to the enormous levels of tourism they get.
Been to this Capuchin one in Roma tho I'd love to go to the one in Palermo


Visited the Capuchin site in Rome many years ago (1969). I was amazed at the ritual "mandalas" of scapulae and skulls. I also got thrown out! During the tour, the same part of my frontal cortex that loves to dance with Shiva prompted me to say, in my best sotto voce, "When Gabriel blows his horn, this place is going to be a madhouse!". And they asked me to leave the tour!

I think I will write a book entitled the septuagenarians guide to offensive religious humor.

Storz & Bickel, you get no credit for this. We hadn't even met. But I do remember picking up about 250 grams of Red Leb that week!

TdLT


You said 'bone'.
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Gonna visit here in a couple of weeks time!


http://www.totzover.nl/index.php?page=museum


when you go there, take the time to walk around some of the cemetery. It's amazing. Lots of the headstones/graves are really funky and individual... works of art. It's huge. You can get a map at the museum.
On my first visit there ,I got all the way to the altar at the Vatican before I was frogmarched past hundreds of tourists and thrown out, much to the amusement of my missus, for wearing shorts!
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Peace, Des.

Thanks but fuck that. The "other" site is so easy...just click "add an image".
I also got thrown out! During the tour, the same part of my frontal cortex that loves to dance with Shiva prompted me to say, in my best sotto voce, "When Gabriel blows his horn, this place is going to be a madhouse!". And they asked me to leave the tour!



TdLT


They can be a bit touchy, these Eyeties. Someone I know was asked to leave Vatican City just for singing "No Pope Of Rome".
Funeral museum is worth a visit even though all in Dutch.
Some nice displays.
Hawaii would make the perfect location for coffeeshops.

I'll book some tickets the day its legal for tourists to enjoy

good luck hawaii
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/20629062/bill-to-legalize-marijuana-introduced-in-legislature#.UPp6go5aYaI.twitter
http://www.amsterdam.info/events/



I haven't looked all through this site but you may find something about it here

http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/amsterdam,overtoom/Interesting

:-)

Ps....I did look again and found this on page 6 of the above site ~ I think this is your sculpture!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9987501@N08/4418258942

:-)
I stayed at the ABBA in 2003, and everyday when I walked down Overtoom, right before the first ring road, I passed a "sculpture". It was basically just a boulder on a stand, with the words "PINK 1989 - " Is there a story behind it that anyone knows? I made a very half-ass effort to find out what it was back then, but never did. Does anyone know what it is, if its still there?

Thanks !
That is it. I thought about it again when I was tilling a new garden plot, and found a rock that looked like that, but was only 25% of that size. It now sits at the front of the new garden plot (since it was too hard to drag any further), but this point on, I am declaring it a piece of Amsterdam inspired artwork!!!

Thanks for the info!
If anyone wants to see some magnificent graves, head to the West coast of Italy. Within about an hour from Civitavecchia, the port near Rome, one north and one south are two very interesting cemeteries.

One cemetary was created by the Etruscans, the ancient Italians conquered by the Romans. The graves were built by excavating between 20-40 feet underground and then building a burial chamber. They were literally in a field in Tuscany.


The other cemetery is very different than the first. This cemetery, (not sure if built by the Etruscans) had burial chambers that were sometimes as big as a house, literally.

Both cemeteries are worth a visit. My wife and I visited about 5 years ago while on a cruise around Italy.
my dad has been buried in rochdale cemetary for this last thirty years if anybody fancies seeing that.
arrive around luchtime and there's a nice chap 'round the back of the crematorium who will warm pies for you on his shovel.
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Peace, Des.

Thanks but fuck that. The "other" site is so easy...just click "add an image".

I don't know what Bas is up to of late! This site is going to shit and he doesn't seem to give a fuck?

Peace, Des.

phpbb is dying on its arse. It's another victim of the gravitation towards the cloud. It already looks dated and it's full of security holes that no-one wants to fix.
Oi quit getting doomy on my Funeral thread!
But yes it does seem to be awfully quiet around here nowadays.
My favourite of pictures I took in Capuchin Catacombs, Palermo.
These guys really aren't very Preti.




Bottom row 3rd from right is Bas.
Famous witch, Meg Shelton (aka The Fylde Hag) is interred in a local graveyard ...

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