It’s a strange place to visit, old Alcatraz. Given what it was, it really shouldn’t be a tourist destination. And yet, millions of people go there every year to ooh and aah at the former homes of murderers, rapists and hardcore criminals. Hell, if you’re “lucky”, you can even have a chat with a former … More Welcome to the Rock
Before I begin posting updates from San Francisco I’ve one more Czech based post to write. If you’re a regular reader you’ll remember last Summer we paid a flying visit to the fortress town of Josefov. We had a look around the tunnel network underneath the town and drove through the main square area. … More Return of the Josefov
The Moravian town of Znojmo has some rather lovely windows. If there was a Czech league table for lovely windows, Znojmo would be right up there. Still have another blog post or three to come from our trip to Znojmo including a classical concert, birds of prey and more photos from this picturesque gem of … More Windows of Znojmo
Recently we visited a fortress town, a FORTRESS TOWN! As in a town that is a fortress, how epic is that? We were on our way to the zoo when Sinead’s awesome friends decided we should take a detour to a place called Josefov and explore the underground tunnels there. Sign me up! The tunnel … More Josefov…….Josefon
Following on from the last post where we enjoyed an extended stay in Česká Třebová, we made our way to the bus-stop outside the train station and departed for Litomyšl. We past through a number of smaller towns, nestled amongst the undulating farmlands and thick forests of this part of the Pardubice region. Quite a few passengers … More Litomyšl
This is a continuation of my last post which I left off just as we were entering the main area of the castle. We entered the courtyard in front of the keep, a long narrow area open to the elements, with a wall running along by the cliff edge at the base of the castle. … More Dungeons and Dragons
As you now know, I find swans rather amusing, but they aren’t Pardubice’s only ornithological delight. Down in the old town lies a sprawling complex surrounded by shaded groves of willow trees. The walls are vast and a brilliant white, blending in nicely with the snow the past few days. All along the fortifications there … More When can we move in?