A blog by Brits in Cesky Krumlov, South Bohemia, a UNESCO-listed jewel of a town in the Czech Republic. We love the place and we intend to share with you our experiences and our enthusiasm about the place, the people and the beautiful countryside.
Sunday, 10 February 2008
They build things differently here
One of the interesting things about doing up old Czech buildings is how different their construction is. When Pushkin talks of a building made of bricks he is not talking about one like the thin ones we get in England, no the walls are likely to be several bricks thick to keep out the Czech winter. I took this photo of a broken down old farm building near our place. It shows that around our way the walls are made of the local granite (which is only a few feet down where we live), but that the roof vaults are made of a dome of bricks.
It is with great sorrow that we announce the death in April 2011 of Salamander the main author of this blog. She is a great loss to the ex-pats of Cesky Krumlov.
As a result we will not be continuing this blog, but we are sure you will find many old posts here from Salamander to delight and inform you. For more recent posts about life in Cesky Krumlov please visit Adventures in the Czech Republic