Thursday, 28 August 2008

skulls ; polaroids

IN THE CHURCH.

I took this polaroid in Leuk, Switzerland. It was in a Roman chuch, a
really weird place. All of the walls were lined with skulls. There was also the
most macabre crucifix I have ever seen. I didn't photograph it because
I found it really disturbing.

9 comments:

cause i am a girL said...

wonder why they got it at the chruch

Mich said...

I went to a place like that in Rome. It was decorated (quite intricately) with the bones of monks. Gruesome!

Mila said...

Hmm that's a really weird place indeed. Why would they do that?
But...i like the polaroid.. :)

I've tagged you btw, visit my blog to see what it's about, if you like.

Bye for now!
<3 Mila.

selinaoolala said...

if this was less gruesome than the crucifix then i'd hate to see it, very, very scary picture, gosh to think they are real skulls!

Grace said...

Have ever been to the catacombs in Paris. It's basically miles and miles of tunnel lined with skulls and bones arrange geometrically. Only a small section is open to the public, it must be huuuuuge. Originally the bones were just piled in there because the cemetery was full, but after a while they decided to stack the bones in patterns and open it to the public. It was actually more fascinating than creepy, with all the sections marked as to what era the bones belonged to. There are people who make a hobby of sneaking down through one of the many secret exits scattered over Paris into some of the areas that are off limits. Sounds cool, but also terrifying!

HANNAH-ZOË said...

i have heard of these places with bones in churches they look interesting and you made it look very beautiful in that polaroid (:

Mary-Laure said...

Very very very creepy...

yiqin; said...

I wanted to buy a polaroid camera but decided not to since they arent produicing the films anymore :I( Sigh..will relink you!

Alice said...

so perfect !!!