I know it doesn’t rhythm–sometimes things just work that way.
We stopped in Linz, Austria and then went to Cesky Krumlov–located in the Czech Republic:
potty break along the way:
For me it ”twas a return engagement. It was the summer home for the Empress Theresa of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. The castle was built in the 13th century (everything is so damn old!).
It’s a UNESCO site with one of only two Baroque Theaters left in Europe. (Built in the 17th century.)
It also has a bear pit–a Middle Ages anachronism. The bear is the symbol of the Czech Republic:
This is a river town — sliced in two by the Vtlala River:
We window shopped and ate lunch at Papa’s — sat outside by the river:
— recommended by a tour guide — good food — had Italian:
Then walked to the castle garden–more in the throes of fall than summer:
The castle had this sun dial mounted to a building. The time would have been correct, but for daylight savings time:
The castle had a number of frescoes:
A fresco is painting on wet plaster; the drying of the plaster results in almost a lifetime piece of art. This process was originated in Italy and brought to Krumlov in 1588.
I was here 10-years ago and it’s definitely different now.
Still, I loved the visit. What a wonderful day — good weather, good food and good friends.