Celebrating Halloween (& the Day of the Dead) with Human Skulls

A skull found in the wall of the chapel at Cap Fagnet on the Normandy Coast of France. There’s something about that accidental eyeball sitting inside that corroded skull that creeps me out.
A skull found in the wall of the chapel at Cap Fagnet on the Normandy Coast of FranceA carved wooden skull & crossbones representing MORS (death) in St Grwsts Church in Wales.A Carved Wooden Skull & Crossbones in St Grwsts Church in WalesA skull decorates a pew in the New Church in Delft, Holland – the irregularity of the teeth make me think that underneath the brass is the skull of a real person – how creepy is that?A skull decorates a pew in the New Church in Delft, HollandBlack dumpster with a skull stencilled on it; the rust adds a nice touch of Halloween orange.dumpster with skullA skull and crossbones chandelier in the Escher Museum in Den Haag, Holland.A skull and crossbones chandelier in the Escher Museum in Den Haag, HollandAn art piece celebrating November 1, the Day of the Dead, in Mexico City. Mexico loves its skeletons but this one is a little over the top…
An art piece celebrating the Day of the Dead in Mexico City.I prefer these yummy sugar skulls!A couple of well-decorated sugar skullsMore of Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge: Halloween.

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4 responses to “Celebrating Halloween (& the Day of the Dead) with Human Skulls

    • Mexico is the only place I know where they chow down on sugar skulls and ‘mummies’ (mummies) outside of a cemetery famous for mummified bodies (Guanajuato). I’m trying to remember if I’ve ever been served sugar ‘bones’ or the like anywhere else but I don’t think so – they’re not even popular at Halloween!

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