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PostPosted: 27-11-2013 20:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'll try and dig up the photo's when I see my parents at the weekend.


Do or do not. There is no try. Evil or Very Mad

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Seriously, get'em up on'ere! Shocked
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PostPosted: 28-11-2013 00:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm in Rome and have visited here today - the Capuchin Crypt.

Mostly skeletons, artfully arranged both complete and it bits around the walls and ceilings. Some are naturally well enough preserved to still have facial skin and even beards.

We enjoyed our very gruesome visit. Immediately after us was a party of schoolkids. They were mainly horrified and I bet there'll be some wet beds tonight! Laughing


Yeah that's a great little really proper creepy place innit? Did you do the museum on the way in?
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PostPosted: 04-12-2013 05:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a book, "Looking at Death" by Barbra Norfleet that contains photos from several crypts. The book also has a long chapter on post mortem portraits of children.

These were for families who had no photos of the children alive-sad sights indeed.

I recently went to see the mummy exhibition that's touring now, the mummified(accidently preserved) bodies of a miller and his family, carried off by TB, were touching.

In the Walters Art Museum, here in Baltimore, there is a carving of a skeleton, in boxwood, a 'memento mori', intended to remind one of the coming of death.

It bears the words, "I am what you are, I am what you will be. It scared me half to death as a child, and I often joke that I visit the thing whenever possible, to make sure it hasn't escaped.

Since I had been away from Baltimore for some years, I asked a guard where it was now(the Walters has ceased being the Art Gallery and become a museum, many exhibits have been moved.)

He knew just what I was asking about, and where it was. He said, "Yes, that damn thing scares me, too!".

A wonderful work, and it does just what it was intended to do.

Those crypts served the same purpose.
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PostPosted: 04-12-2013 07:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarlosTheDJ wrote:
escargot1 wrote:
I'm in Rome and have visited here today - the Capuchin Crypt.

Mostly skeletons, artfully arranged both complete and it bits around the walls and ceilings. Some are naturally well enough preserved to still have facial skin and even beards.

We enjoyed our very gruesome visit. Immediately after us was a party of schoolkids. They were mainly horrified and I bet there'll be some wet beds tonight! Laughing


Yeah that's a great little really proper creepy place innit? Did you do the museum on the way in?


We certainly did. Stood for a good while in front of their very own Caravaggio. Cool

It knocks all their other portraits into a cocked'at. Very Happy
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PostPosted: 04-12-2013 07:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

escargot1 wrote:
CarlosTheDJ wrote:
escargot1 wrote:
I'm in Rome and have visited here today - the Capuchin Crypt.

Mostly skeletons, artfully arranged both complete and it bits around the walls and ceilings. Some are naturally well enough preserved to still have facial skin and even beards.

We enjoyed our very gruesome visit. Immediately after us was a party of schoolkids. They were mainly horrified and I bet there'll be some wet beds tonight! Laughing


Yeah that's a great little really proper creepy place innit? Did you do the museum on the way in?


We certainly did. Stood for a good while in front of their very own Caravaggio. Cool

It knocks all their other portraits into a cocked'at. Very Happy


It's definitely my favourite off-the-beaten-track Rome highlight!

Until I find a new one......
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PostPosted: 04-12-2013 18:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's Latin for 'dogging'? Laughing
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It was so popular, it had its own language Dog Latin! Confused
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A lot of my mis-spent youth was spent watching Canis Major and Canis Minor...

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PostPosted: 05-12-2013 01:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

That time was certainly not mispent!
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PostPosted: 05-12-2013 20:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

escargot1 wrote:
What's Latin for 'dogging'? Laughing


'Comitata'?
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