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I feel bad about being so behind on everything, so here’s a Halloween preview of the Portugal blog posts to come:

In Evora (that first “E” is supposed to have an accent above it but life is short), they just reopened the Capela dos Osso after spending a fortune refurbishing it. That is, obviously, the chapel of bones, a largish room where the bones of the fully decomposed dead were put on display, to remind us all of our mortality.

Sometimes I think that’s the real value of Halloween: not the scares, not the candy, not using the costumes to pretend to be someone else. It’s the reminder that one day, we all must end.

Capela dos Osso

Mirrored from Harry Connolly. You can comment here but not there.