The Medieval Wonders of
the Czech Republic
The descent was dark and spooky. Long stairs led into a dimly lit and claustrophobic church basement unlike any other… as if one were entering another world! In a cage off to one side, human skulls were piled high to the ceiling. Garlands and loops of arm and femur bones were suspended from the ceiling, creating a macabre and grotesque scene. Everywhere one looked, some 25,000 human skeletal remains were arranged in diabolical shapes!
Welcome to the Bone Ossuary of Kutna Hora, one of the many fascinating trips of intrigue into the medieval wonders of the Czech Republic. From more than a month of travel and photography throughout this diverse land, Frederic's imagery features the beautiful fairytale chateaus, old rustic castles, and haunting statues that dot the countryside in ancient cities and villages like Cesky Krumlov, Telc, Valtice and Pardubice.
To the south, a trek following the infamous and despised Iron Curtain, takes the viewer to a retired, mountain-top Soviet watchtower, for views of the undulating Sumova Mountains bordering Austria.
Then hop aboard an electric boat, for a cool voyage on meandering underground rivers, through the colourful and mysterious limestone caves near Blansko, before returning to view the Gothic and Baroque architectural masterpieces of exciting Prague.
Enhanced by classical music with amusing tales from the trails, its a historical and cultural tour through an enchanting European country, you won’t want to miss.
to be missed!