Thursday, October 2, 2008

Oh my...

Well, today was certainly the creepiest of all my days in Rome. We visited a crypt under a Catholic Church (what other kind is there?) where the walls are all decorated with human bones. Since the church was built on top of a cemetery, the monks decided to use the bones they found as well as the bones of the monks that died to create artwork through the church. I think the creepiest thing is that monks of the order continued to live there for 100 years after they started their innovative interior design...

We weren't allowed to take pictures because it would deteriorate the bones, but I manged to find this one online. Hope you find this as creepy (and intriguing!) as I did...



And here's a picture from the inside court of my apartment building, which I just got around to taking a picture of today. It makes me really happy to walk through the gate and see this!


2 comments:

Genevieve said...

I'm glad that the monks are all about recycling and reusing. Jesus is Green!

lindsay said...

that crypt is one of my favorite things in rome! stop rolling your eyes and calling me goth!

i am glad i just found the book mark with your blog.

i miss my sissy!!!! throwing rocks at nyu students just isn't the same without you! i'm still catching up but sounds like things are better....

scott says ciaOO!