Skulls are fascinating and repelling, dead yet alive with those large eye sockets filled with shadow and that endless rictus grin. The skull has different talismanic meanings across all cultures, and the power to make a serious statement. Here are five curious and often macabre uses of a human skull.
The brutalist religious ruins transformed into a mesmerising sound and light show.
Music, community, sherry, a snooze. Even atheists or agnostics can find themselves drifting in and out of churches for all kinds of reasons.
As far as the eye can see they rise-up in their thousands from the burnt arid plains, hollow temples and stupas of a medieval Buddhist kingdom, edged by the distant mountains to the east and the Irrawaddy River to the west.
The atmosphere was quiet and wistful as we drifted one late Sunday afternoon through the grand squares and charming side-streets of Salzburg.
The motorist rushing along the A914 through central Fife would have to be especially sharp to notice the small sign for and the anonymous dirt track that leads up to the hamlet of Cults and its hidden church, the Cults Kirk.
Wandering through the infamous ruins of a building designed by Brutalist architects, built for God and now commandeered by graffiti artists and vandals.