Thursday, 24 January 2008
The sight of what looks like a round church in the post called "In response" reminds me to say that the countryside in southern Bohemia is architecture heaven. I think most Brits who like old buildings would be seriously impressed with what you find in the region. What you see down here is different from the kind of grandeur you get in Prague. Small and not-so-small churches (soaring medieval or ornate baroque), tiny wayside shrines, castles on crags, and some of the houses...wow! In fact the photograph with the church has one in the background – a courtyard farm with a curvy baroque front all done out in plasterwork. There are whole villages of these, and I'll post some pictures when I get my digital photographs sorted out.