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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Did You Say Cappuccino?

Ah ..cappuccino! Wondering what does it taste like... Eventho I am not sure what it tastes like, but I do know one thing --cappuccino's origin. The color of cappuccino resembles the color of the cloak that the Catholic monks used to wear in the eighteen century. The word cappuccino also came from Capuchin, the monk, which also known as cappuccino.--Quite interesting? 

Not as interesting as the journey that I am about to take you with me ... Have you ever heard about the Capuchin Crypt? 

It was definitely the most unforgettable day in our lives. We walked from our hotel to the most incredible site, Capuchin Crypt. Oh .. my gosh, speaking of spooky. That was it! It was one of the eeriest sites in Rome: a series of chapels mosaicked with the bones of long-dead monks.
"Depending how you look at it, the cappuccini are monks with a death wish—or a healthy attitude toward their own mortality." --cited from http://www.reidsitaly.com


Capuchin Crypt is located in the Santa Maria church, where its five chambers were filled with mosaics made from over four thousands dearly departed cappuccini, monks. "First their bones were dried out by temporary burial in the floors filled with dirt from Jerusalem" --according to www.reidsitaly.com
The crypt was first started in the sixteen hundredth where the Capuchin monks' original church was destroyed by the flood from the Tiber river. Then they collected the bones of their deceased and started arranging the bones in their new crypt, first lining them up against the walls and eventually they were getting fancier. 

Enjoy some of the images that I found from internet 'cause we were not allowed to take any picture in order to prolong the bones.


Courtesy of www3.sympatico.ca


Courtesy of www3.sympatico.ca

cited from http://itthing.com/wp-content/uploads/Capuchin_Crypt.jpg
Here is the last message from the Capuchin to all of us, "What you are, we used to be. What we are, you will become." --Indeed!

Hope you enjoy this journey with me visiting the Capuchin Crypt. It was quite an experience for me and my family ... My youngest one and I enjoyed this trip the most! 

Until next stop,
Journey of Life

14 comments:

  1. I've heard and seen of this place on television.

    Can't imagine what I would feel seeing all those dead human remains.

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    1. It wasn't as bad as I thought I would have reacted tho both my older girl and hubby were uneasy ...

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  2. monk bones? ok not the cup of joe I was expecting. And is that a dead monk that black body thing hanging from the ceiling????

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    1. Yes. Yes.... sorry for tricking you to come here :-) But, I loved your visit and surprised comment :-) --- And yes, it is!

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  3. Very eerie! I think I would really enjoy that part of the trip!

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    1. I know you would. You and the eerie things :-)

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  4. I once read someone called this place "the Devil's lego house". It gives me the heebie jeebies! hehe, glad you had fun though. (:

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    1. Yeah ... It gave the excitement ... kind of adventurous feeling :-)

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  5. Well this gives a whole new meaning to cappuccino!! However that would be one place that would very interesting to visit. While I sit here and tell you that I think it would be interesting-I might be uneasy with it in person.


    Thank you for sharing :)

    Cheers, Jenn

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    1. Thanks for your visit, Jenn! The way I looked at it, it was a very beautiful and creative art. With that in mind ... it was not so eerie after all ...

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  6. You've been tagged! :) http://papaisapreacher.blogspot.ca/2012/05/tag-im-it.html

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    1. Cool! Now this reminds of my childhood ... Love it! Heading over there now.

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  7. Wow okay when I first began reading I thought I was learn about the origins of the coffee. lol Now I have watched televisions program about Rome, but I have never heard of this place. This was very interesting.

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    1. Yes. I tricked you, didn't I? :-)
      I guess Rome has so much to offer, this is probably more like a side *dish* :-) which I happened to like a lot :-)

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