22 February 2009

Memento mori

Death is everywhere at St. Sebastian’s Cemetery in Salzburg, Austria. An unsettling depiction of an emaciated death holding an hourglass evokes the sense of Memento Mori; Remember that you too will die. It isn’t hard to forget in this cemetery, where skulls abound; winged skulls, skulls with snakes emerging from their eye sockets, skulls on which angels prop themselves, skulls with hourglasses, skulls with a pick and axe for miner’s graves, and skulls that hold holy water.
Found at the ever-interesting Curious Expeditions.

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