Monday, September 19, 2016

Český Krumlov

While the castle dominates, there's plenty else of charm to see in and around Český Krumlov. We had a brief paddle down the Vltava River while we were there - water levels very low, but a good way to see parts of the town:

 St. Vitus Church

For an architecture buff like me, there's so much of interest; it's a bit touristy, but still well worth a visit:

More sgraffito

Despite the town making its living from tourism, they aren't above poking a bit of fun, especially at the selfie-loving Japanese tourists. I saw many of them taking photos of this mural without the least sense of irony.

One day we had lunch out in the countryside, in a lovely compound built between the 14th and 17th centuries. The beams in the storage building date from the 1300s, although the main house is date 1614:

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