Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Bone Chapel, Faro

When I impulsively ran off to Portugal one rainy weekend a month ago, I never expected to see something like this. Capela de Ossos; a chapel built entirely of bones. Bizarre, spooky and very interesting.

Creepy pictures ahead:

say hellooo





let's play 'guess the bone'

trabecular bone?





look at the symmetry!

head of femur?



7 comments:

  1. cool photos!!! There is a something like this in Paris, have you been?

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    1. Hey Gabrielle, no, unfortunately I haven't been to Paris. I'll definitely look out for it when I visit! :)

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  2. Oh goodness. I wouldn't have survived there...But, I'm sure it was a great experience for you. :-)

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  3. just curious, why wouldn't you have survived? personally i thought it was quite easy to have a good time in portugal :)

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  4. Wow. Never seen this before.

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    1. I think there's an even bigger bone chapel in Evora, also in Portugal :) Thanks for the comment!

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  5. wow you made me jealous! now i'm gonna plan lots and lots of weekend trips =P

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