A Thing of Beauty

(this is not my photo but something I found while looking into visiting Halstatt, which has a glorious ossuary with painted skulls). I think it is lovely.

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A glimpse of the Golden Chamber in Cologne…

This skull niche is part of the Goldene Kammer in the Basilica of St. Ursula in Cologne, Germany. The photo is mine, taken July 2015 when I had the pleasure of visiting. I love how they are all delicately covered with brocade, as though they are shy of being seen, or intensely private.

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