After three weeks visiting England and Scotland in May, 2009, I flew to the Czech Republic where I spent the last week and a half of my vacation. For most of the time I was based in Prague, with day trips to places like Kutna Hora and Terezin, but I also spent a couple of days in Český Krumlov, a beautiful town and UNESCO World Heritage Site about three hours south of Prague best known for the fine architecture and art of the historic old town and Český Krumlov Castle.
Here are some of the photos from my walkabouts during those wonderful two days.
|The train station.|
|The sign for the inn, or "pension", at which I stayed.|
|The pension. It was like staying in a wizard's tower!|
|One of the many streets.|
|A hotel near the town square.|
Having lunch at a restaurant overlooking the town square.
The Horor Bar was my bar of choice for late night
carousing while I was in Český Krumlov. It never closes!
As an afficiando of teddy bears, I popped into this
wonderful shop... and picked up a couple of new friends.
|Dinner at a riverfront restaurant, which a touch|
of Americana (Pepsi) and a locally-made toy
that I bought for a friend in Canada.
If you ever get the chance to visit Český Krumlov, make sure you take it - it's a true adventure, full of history, mystery, great bars and restaurants, and, perhaps best of all, nooks and crannies that hold all sorts of surprises.