Sunday, June 17, 2012

Capela dos Ossos

These are impressions of the Capela dos Ossos in Évora. This chapel was clad entirely in human bones, including the skulls. The scenery is somewhat surreal. On the other hand those days this was not an outrageous thing to do. The relation to death and dead people was different then.

The chapel is part of Igreja de São Francisco in Évora.


The most shocking experience in this chapel is that you keep seeing things you did not expect. The entire person on the wall is impressive. It took me a while to find out that there is a child hanging next to the grown up.

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