Litomyšl Castle Door - Czech Republic

Litomyšl Castle Door - Czech Republic

Scraffito on roofline of Litomysl Castle- Czech Republic

Scraffito on roofline of Litomysl Castle- Czech Republic

Litomyšl Gallery Arches - Czech Republic

Litomyšl Gallery Arches - Czech Republic

Litomyšl Castle Panorama - Czech Republic

Litomyšl Castle Panorama - Czech Republic

Litomyšl Castle was originally a Renaissance arcade-castle of the type first developed in Italy and then adopted and greatly developed in central Europe in the 16th century. Its design and decoration are particularly fine, including the later High-Baroque features added in the 18th century. It preserves intact the range of ancillary buildings associated with an aristocratic residence of this type.

Litomyšl Castle - Czech Republic

Litomyšl Castle - Czech Republic

Ceiling at Cathedral of our Lady, Sedlec - zech Republic

Ceiling at Cathedral of our Lady, Sedlec - zech Republic

Gothic Stone Fountain, Kutna Hora - Czech Republic

Gothic Stone Fountain, Kutna Hora - Czech Republic

St. Barbara Church, Kutna Hora  - Czech Republic

Door at Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady, Sedlec - Czech Republic

Door at Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady, Sedlec - Czech Republic

St. Barbara Church, Kutna Hora - Czech Republic

St. Barbara Church, Kutna Hora - Czech Republic

Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec Sanctuary - Czech Republic

Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec Sanctuary - Czech Republic

Kutná Hora developed as a result of the exploitation of the silver mines. In the 14th century it became a royal city endowed with monuments that symbolized its prosperity. The Church of St Barbara, a jewel of the late Gothic period, and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec, which was restored in line with the Baroque taste of the early 18th century, were to influence the architecture of central Europe. These masterpieces today form part of a well-preserved medieval urban fabric with some particularly fine private dwellings.

Exploring Český Krumlov (by Josh Leo) This is a video that I shot when my wife and I were in today’s World Heritage Site!

Main Square Buildings, Český Krumlov - Czech Republic

Main Square Buildings, Český Krumlov - Czech Republic