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Holy Souvenir

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When I was in Italy, I did many different things: shopping, eating fabulous food, going to museums, and.... I went to a crypt. I bet that seems somewhat strange to some people, but my grandparents suggested it, and I thought I should be open-minded and give it a look-see. I went to the Cemetery of the Capuchins, fifth chapel.

I walked down some stairs and in each room, there were these ornately laid out bones, skulls and full skeletons, decorating the ceilings, the walls and archways. It was quite amazing that the remains of the friars have lasted for so long, in such good condition. From 1631 on, they buried the dead in this crypt, arranged the bones along the walls and in tombs in ornate, artistic designs.

I was fascinated by this place. I've never seen anything like it, and I doubt I ever will again. Right before leaving, I stopped in the gift shop. I saw these postcards. I bought them on a whim. I wanted something to remember the place by, but honestly, I didn't need anything since it was so memorable. There are 8 postcards in total. They are all connected, but can be separated by the perforation in between them. Each postcard has a different room featured (New scene). The photos are printed on sturdy, glossy paper and you can really see all the details in the image. On the back, there is a little information on the cemetery, room to write a message, lines to write an address and a place for a stamp.

For information on the place featured on these, see this website: link.