Adventures in the
Czech Republic

Rachel and Jonathan,
August 17-29, 2005.

Prague Ceske Krumlov West Bohemia

Dismayed by the bus schedule, we rented a car (made by Skoda) at Ceske Krumlov with plans to return it in Prague at the end of our trip. (Photo/Sketch: Jonathan)

The little chapel in Holasovice was one example of its Baroque folk architecture. Each town we drove through seemed worth exploring. (Photo/Sketch: Jonathan)

The Renaissance chateau of Kratochvile was constructed between 1583 and 1589. We were the only non-Czech tourists there, as far as we could tell. The chateau is surrounded by a moat and now houses the Czech Republic's Museum of Animated Film. (Photo/Sketch: Jonathan)

We skipped the Museum of Animated Film, but met some peacocks while touring the grounds. (Photo/Sketch: Rachel)

The roads were very quiet, and most towns had a church tower to guide visitors to the main square. (Photo/Sketch: Jonathan)

The Czech Republic was not bombed during the war, so some of its architecture dates back to medieval times. The layers of construction show through this building. (Photo/Sketch: Jonathan)

This reniassance radnice (town hall) in Klatovy is decorated with 1920s sgraffito. (Photo/Sketch: Jonathan)

Klatovy's main square is a parking lot. The most interesting feature of the town is U bileho jednorozce (The White Unicorn), a 17th century apothecary with a tusk from an arctic narwhal, lots of flasks full of nasty pulverized things like cockroaches, and a special storage container for leeches. We loved it! (Photo/Sketch: Jonathan)

Klatovy's 76-meter 16th century Cerna vez was formerly a look-out post to protect the town from invaders across the Bavarian border. (Photo/Sketch: Jonathan)

On the way home to Prague, we stopped in the town of Becov to explore the castle and have lunch. A wedding was in progress at the castle, so we continued on. (Photo/Sketch: Rachel)

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