To the South of Velké Losiny lies the imposing chateau, one of the finest examples of Moravian Renaissance architecture. It is first mentioned in 1412 and has undergone many modifications in the intervening centuries, ending in its present, 18th Century, …Continue reading →
In which Our Lass has a ride on a horse which I fail to photograph well due to a belligerent goat trying to pick a fight with Our Dog Prussia, once the home of the straight-backed German soldier with the …Continue reading →
Our Lass and I decided on a little visit to the capital of Bohemia last weekend. It had been a couple of years since I was last there and Our Kid had never been there, so it was a big …Continue reading →
A remarkable thing happened in the days after the rain and sleet passed… the ground, which had been frozen as solid as iron for ages, thawed, brought forth snowdrops, catkins and buds and dissolved into an intolerable quagmire, seemingly overnight. …Continue reading →
STUFF I WAS WORKING TOO HARD TO WRITE ABOUT AT THE TIME PART 2 During the only period of sustained snowfall this winter, I was out for a stroll with Our Dog and a compass (on account of the reduced …Continue reading →
Think of winter. Think of a few adjectives to describe winter. What springs to mind? Mild? Harsh? White? No? How about Bloody Useless? That’s right, I would like to vote for this winter as being the Most Bloody Useless Winter …Continue reading →
Mikuláš, or Saint Nicholas’ Feast Day falls on December 6th. If you haven’t been paying attention to your calendar you might recognise it by seeing roving trios of what appears to be a bishop accompanied by an angel and a …Continue reading →
I’ve been told that under communism, everybody’s flat looked the same inside because all the furniture factories were state-run and so there was only a limited variety on offer. Now that we all live under capitalism and have to support …Continue reading →
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