Sunday Snapshots: Czech Buttercream

Kostel Nanebevzetí Panny Marie a svatého Jana Křtitele

Kostel Nanebevzetí Panny Marie a svatého Jana Křtitele

Or, if you prefer, the Church of the Assumption of Our Lady and Saint John the Baptist. Located right near the much-more famous Sedlec Ossuary in Kutná Hora, Czech Republic, this is one of the most beautiful churches I’ve seen. It’s categorized as a Gothic and Baroque-Gothic church, but it lacks much of the over-the-top ornamentation that is so often found in such places. I loved the vaulting, high windows, and interior colors, which give the whole place the feeling of being inside a towering yellow wedding cake. And the best part? There’s no one there. I’ve been there twice, (this picture was taken on a visit in January 2011), and it was completely empty both times.