Ok, so my title might be a little misleading but, please do read on. I came across this whilst on one of my random trips through cyber space and thought it too good not to share with you guys.
The 14th century church of St. George in the little town of Lukova in the Czech Republic had been in a state of disrepair for many years after the the roof collapsed during a funeral service in 1968 and for the preceding years it had remained largely unused. Not only because of its dangerous sate of disrepair but all because the locals feared that the collapse was some sort of ill omen and henceforth conducted their services and masses outside.
That was until Czech artist Jakub Hadrava was employed to help transform the future of the church which was built in 1352. Jakubs art has seen tourists flock to view it in all its spectral glory, for you see dear reader Jakubs artistic installation is a series of white hooded ghostly figures sat in the pews of the old place of worship.
Jakub said: ‘I wanted to make the church more attractive for visitors and try to raise some money for renovation work.’
‘The figures represent the ghosts of Sudeten Germans who lived in Lukova before World War Two and who came to pray at this church every Sunday.’
‘I hope to show the world that this place had a past and it was a normal part of everyday life, but that fate has a huge influence on our lives.’
Anyway dear reader check out the fantastic pictures of this very peculiar little church