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cjogo

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Kutná Hora
« on: January 26, 2013, 03:07:36 PM »

Nice little Church in a small town in the Czech Countryside ..
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Re: KUNTA HORA
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2013, 03:34:14 PM »

A very beautiful architectural shot.

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Re: KUNTA HORA
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013, 05:29:24 AM »

It is a good shot. I think you mean Kutná Hora, though; and the fascinating, if macabre, aspect of that church certainly isn't the outside! It's on the list of Places I Desperately Want to Visit.

Jeremy
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Re: KUNTA HORA
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2013, 02:19:48 PM »

It is a good shot. I think you mean Kutná Hora, though; and the fascinating, if macabre, aspect of that church certainly isn't the outside! It's on the list of Places I Desperately Want to Visit.

Jeremy

Thanks for the correction ... I found this place by accident. Darkness was soon setting  ^ raining hard along a back road .  There was a dilapidated sign in the dual language required ..  Tried to find the city on my map....so decided to follow the windy trail.  Spent several days exploring with my camera..
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Re: KUNTA HORA
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2013, 03:33:55 PM »

Thanks for the correction ... I found this place by accident. Darkness was soon setting  ^ raining hard along a back road .  There was a dilapidated sign in the dual language required ..  Tried to find the city on my map....so decided to follow the windy trail.  Spent several days exploring with my camera..

Please tell me you went inside the church and understand my "macabre" reference!

Jeremy
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Re: Kutná Hora
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2013, 06:38:40 PM »

It's Cathedral of St. Barbara.  And, it is beautiful inside.  Lots of early miner influences.  We visited there in Nov.
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Re: Kutná Hora
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2013, 10:19:38 PM »

They had just started stripping the walls & discovering the paintings  behind the white wash ..  The town had protected them from the Moscow days... We did sneak a camera in & did one long exposure .... Most churches (in the first year of "freedom" > 1989)  had signs outside that required you to pay by the size of camera & tripod....SO was not able to enter many churches in the Eastern Block areas ... Yes, I know of the bones :-)

This is directly outside the path of the Church
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Re: Kutná Hora
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2013, 03:30:58 AM »

Wonderful building and well photographed.

I find myself wishing for a more ominous sky - but thats my own bias coming through for the dramatic and portentous. Nevertheless I like it.

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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2013, 10:14:51 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2013, 02:53:26 PM »

Wonderful building and well photographed.

I find myself wishing for a more ominous sky - but thats my own bias coming through for the dramatic and portentous. Nevertheless I like it.

Great sky -- Yellow filter  >>But thats a 21mm -- widest I had with me -- I'm against a wall > Max view
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Re: Kutná Hora
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2013, 03:07:36 PM »

Here's a link to 7 pics taken around the Cathedral.
http://dbolt.smugmug.com/Travel/Grand-European-River-Cruise/27431336_VmWXnS#!i=2307464421&k=KHbVvcC


When I first visited -- there were no cobblestones -- no colorful walks -- it was unchanged from the past 5o years. No picturesque shutters or decorative building ornaments and the inside of the Cathedral had just started restorations.... BUT no crowds ... a suite was $19 a night with cook to order breakfast ..
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Re: KUNTA HORA
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2013, 07:06:55 AM »

It is a good shot. I think you mean Kutná Hora, though; and the fascinating, if macabre, aspect of that church certainly isn't the outside! It's on the list of Places I Desperately Want to Visit.

There are some confused folks here.

The picture of the cathedral is this building:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Barbara%27s_Church,_Kutn%C3%A1_Hora

The "macabre" one is this one:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedlec_Ossuary

There's another rather large church in town too, but it is much more drab:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_Assumption_of_Our_Lady_and_Saint_John_the_Baptist

Might add that walking along the creek there, I actually saw a snake in the grass which I was rather glad of as before that, I'd not seen anything in Europe that I would have called "wildlife." (Birds don't count.)
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Re: KUNTA HORA
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2013, 09:42:28 AM »

There are some confused folks here.

I stand corrected.

Jeremy
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