Savannah Grace

Czech Republic Photo Essay

Though we only stayed in Czech Republic eight days, we left with so many great memories. This was one of the first countries we visited with my best friend, Terri, when she joined us on our family adventure in the summer of 2006.

We stayed in Podebrady with Michael and (Scruffy the dog) from USA who we’d met earlier that summer in Poland. It’s always a treat when you reconnect with fellow travellers and get to share more memories on the road together.

Michael took us to the unique and chilling bone church, Sedlec Ossuary. The entire church is decorated with 40,000-70,000 human skeletons. The impressive chandelier hanging in the middle is artistically crafted using every bone in the human body.

We spent a day exploring the fabulous capital city, Prague. The famous Prague astronomical clock was one of those overly-hyped, over-crowded sites (but to give it credit it was installed in 1410) when comparing it on the grand scale of such an impressive city. I have not revisited Czech Republic since living in Europe, but hope to make it back one day in the near future.

Czech Republic

Canals in Prague, Czech Republic

Canals in Prague

Czech Republic, St Barbara Cathedral

St Barbara Cathedral is one of the most famous Gothic churches in central Europe and it is a UNESCO world heritage site. – Kutna Hora

Oldest Rotunda of St. Martin , Czech Republic

Oldest Rotunda of St. Martin from 11th century.

Nymburk's medieval walls and fortification., Czech Republic

Nymburk’s medieval walls and fortification.

The Church of Our Lady before Týn,, Prague

The Church of Our Lady before Týn, from Old Town Square in Prague has been the main church in the area since the 14th century.

A stroll on the streets of Podebrady, Czech Republic

A stroll on the streets of Podebrady

Podebrady, Czech Republic

We are bringing home the groceries for dinner. Podebrady

 Vltava River., Czech Republic

A beautiful day in Czech with a view of the Vltava River.

The Prague Castle, Czech Republic

The Prague Castle with the granite monolith that commemorates the victims of the First World War.

Prague rooftops., Czech Republic

Prague rooftops.

The Charles Bridge, Czech Republic

The Charles Bridge was started in 1357 to replace the old Judith Bridge built 1158–1172. The Charles bridge was the only connection between the old town and the castle.

Podebrady., Czech Republic

Beautiful open fields to walk through near the town of Podebrady.

Czech Republic doors,     doors, Czech Republic

Can’t get enough of these stunning doors!

Prague Castle., Czech Republic

A view of Prague Castle.

The Sedlec Ossuary, Czech Republic

The Sedlec Ossuary is a small Roman Catholic chapel, in Sedlec, a suburb of Kutná Hora. It is one of the World Heritage Sites.

The Sedlec Ossuary, Czech Republic    The Sedlec Ossuary, Czech Republic

In the 14th century, during the Black Death, and after the Hussite Wars in the 15th century, many thousands were buried in the abbey cemetery. The ossuary is estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people.

Sedlec Ossuary in Kutna Hora., Czech Republic

A view of the Sedlec Ossuary in Kutna Hora.

steps in Prague, Czech Republic

Resting on the steps in Prague after so much walking and exploring. It was great to have our new friend Michael show us around and host us for the week and to have Terri with us to share the fun.

Stay tuned for more #FridayFotos. Next week is a little out of alphabetical order but a new country for us. Belarus.

View more photos of Czech Republic here.

For more of my travel photography, find me on Instagram. See you there!

Savannah Grace

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