Leaving Portugal

You didn’t even know  we were here!  I’ve been having a hard time writing the last few weeks.  I’m not sure what the issue is entirely, whether I burned myself out at the beginning, whether I’m overstimulated and can’t focus or whether, as I was thinking today, it’s just better for me to enjoy the … Continue reading Leaving Portugal

Welcome to Italy

This is not me giving up on Austria whatsoever.  I do, however, recognize that it has become difficult to recount from past tense and that I would like to get current.  What better way to accomplish this than by starting a new blog post from a new country? But wait, I do have a few … Continue reading Welcome to Italy

Brno Ossuary

  Brno Ossuary Driving trying to find both the ossuary and the capuchin crypt in downtown Brno was a humbling and amusing experience to say the least.  Luckily, we didn’t realize we were in a pedestrian only zone until we approached the other end of it, otherwise I think I may have panicked a bit … Continue reading Brno Ossuary

Křtiny Ossuary

We have visited a number of ossuaries since Sedlec and I’ve decided to give each one their own blog post as it just doesn’t seem fitting to describe them all in one fell swoop.  Each location was different and had its own charm or impact. We referred to the Křtiny ossuary as the ‘little ossuary … Continue reading Křtiny Ossuary

Sedlec Ossuary

We chose our hotel in Kutna Hora for its proximity to the ossuary as it was literally right next door.  I cannot say that we walked around the town that night, rather, we chose to stay inside catching up on writing and sleep in order to conserve energy for the big day.  Sedlec was/is to … Continue reading Sedlec Ossuary

Prague in a day, Melnik and the drive to Kutna Hora

We spent the next day walking again, beginning with the park at Petrin Hill seeking out a fantastical-looking art gallery in the heart of this forest.  In spite of ringing the door and knocking for 5 minutes, we were unable to rouse the owner which was quite unfortunate and I suppose in hindsight we should … Continue reading Prague in a day, Melnik and the drive to Kutna Hora

The Louvre

It may not seem that a magnificent museum fits the theme of this blog, however, if taken in the overall context of legacy that long-left-behind bones represent I’d say the Louvre holds its own, tongue in cheek obviously intended.  I’ve imagined walking the halls of this Paris legend since I was a small child regaled … Continue reading The Louvre