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Cesky Krumlov - Beautiful small town with river and castle

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Cesky Krumlov is a beautiful small town in Czech with a river running through it (horseshoe-shaped) and a large castle. It's also a great city to spend a day or two in - the Lonely Planet map is 1km x 1km, so everything is extremely walkable.

Here's a typical view from a footbridge

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The red gate, entrance to the castle grounds
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Castle tower
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It started raining, so Sue was briefly grumpy -- but that didn't last long because it was such a beautiful and relaxing city.
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View from the castle
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I don't know why they do this -- instead of making buildings out of bricks or cement blocks, they make them out of concrete or have a stucco front, then paint brick shadows
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Cool, very accurate sundial
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Still on the castle grounds, is the Royal Garden. It's massive and beautiful. Whoever designed the castle and whoever decided to maintain it are wonderful.
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Us, walking in the garden - any photo in Krumlov with both of us was taken using 10 sec delay after many, many attempts. We had fun at it though.
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Hollow trees - at first I assumed they were rotten
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But then I wasn't so sure (this one looked perfectly healthy)
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More of us in the garden
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Massive slug
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Czech has beautiful manhole covers
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Best euromullet yet. On a young girl, no less (runner-up is her sister). I wonder what bets their dad lost....
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Sue on Horni Street. hehehe, it's a good place to be. At the end of the block you can find Jesus on Horni Street.
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Castle from below
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Me holding my bags and Sue's purse. I've been careful, but knocked one or two people with bags over the course of time since I'm not used to being 4 times my thickness.
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At the bus stop with internet, looking the way I usually do during downtime -- map, pen, and notebook in one hand, netbook in the other, Lonely Planet/Lets go open next to me, bags everywhere in front of me (locked together if it's a sketchy town).
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Posted by chrisvasil 12:50 Archived in Czech Republic Tagged tourist_sites

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