Wednesday, October 21, 2009

capuchin cripta di roma

since it's almost halloween, i was reminded of this crazy crypt i visited in rome a few years back. the capuchin crypt, in the chapels below the church of santa maria della concezione dei cappuccini is decorated floor to ceiling with the bones of 4,000 capuchin friars. it is CRAZY, and creepy. kind of morbidly beautiful in a way.

since i was a good tourist and obeyed the 'no pictures' signs, i don't have any pictures, but i did steal some from the interwebs.







if you're ever in rome you should check it out!


Via Veneto 37
I-00186 Rome
Italy

11 comments:

KATLIN said...

this is so awesomely creepy! i just got a skull bead bracelet in a caramel-y wood color and love it. this also reminded me of this mj window i just saw on racked: http://theshophound.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451e6b169e20120a60f09e2970b-800wi

Stephanie said...

my boyfriend showed me that today and it's what reminded me of that crypt! go figure.

E. said...

There is many others in Europe and I visited the one (The Capela dos Ossos) in Evora, Portugal. It was totally creepy.

kirstyb said...

wow x

styleodyssey said...

omg, what!? seriously, i love this. i find it rather beautiful and compelling. would enjoy seeing it in person. thanks for sharing.

WendyB said...

WOW! That's up my alley.

plaisirs simples said...

i've NEVER seen anything like this.....SO weird/cool/creepy/oddly pretty (i agree)!

ellestocked said...

Hauntingly beautiful.

kate / tinywarbler said...

that's incredible. thanks for sharing!

minna said...

They have one in Paris too called the Catacombs! Very creepy but beautiful somehow.

http://minni-studio.blogspot.com/

Michelle said...

So gloriously creepy. I LOVE that last picture, it just seems too crazy to be real.