Thursday, April 03, 2008


One morning we drove over to Litomyšl. The castle complex there is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Most places in the Czech Republic outside of Prague, such as as castles, churches etc aren't open to tourists and tours until April. This was no exception, but we still walked around and had a look at the outside and the grounds of the complex. Then we spent a little time in the town square area. The drawings on the side of the building are pretty cool (you can see the details a bit if you click on my photo below)

I couldn't resist the juxtaposition of the little pink soviet era car parked by all by itself in the courtyard of this famous castle. I have messed with a bunch of different crops of the photo, but for now, this is the one you get to see :)

Pink "Cadillac" & Castle - Litomyšl, Czech Republic

Litomyšl is the birth place of composer Bedřich Smetana. To be quite honest, as far as composers go, I don't go much beyond Bach, Beethoven and the Beetles. So I don't really recall ever having heard of this guy. But he must be famous, his statue was in the town square :)

Bedřich Smetana - Town Square, Litomyšl, Czech Republic

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