Saturday, June 15, 2013

Cesky Krumlov

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Sometimes, when you are at the right place, at the right time, cliché though it may sound, you get the perfect shot. The beams of light and the contrast of the dark clouds against the peaking sunshine are not photoshopped. This is where I was two days ago. In a truly fairytale town. A medieval town with the second largest castle of the Czech Republic, with preserved buildings of the Renaissance style, with a moat filled with large, "menacing" brown bears, with a toy shop on every corner filled with wooden trinkets and cars, and with cobblestoned streets lining an overflowing river.

The town of Cesky Krumlov is among the most popular tourist destinations within the Czech Republic, but fortunately, the recent floods across Europe have dissuaded many tourists from venturing out of Prague or north from Vienna. This left the town's small streets devoid of obnoxious tourists and allowed for scenic overlooks to remain virtually unoccupied. The town became a little medieval playground for our group of photographers. One could walk for ten minutes or an hour and always end up back in the same place. I think we all fell in love.