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 you 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 hung from the ceiling, creating a macabre and grotesque scene. Everywhere you 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 throughout this diverse land, Frederic's imagery features beautiful fairytale châteaus, old rustic castles, and the haunting statues that dot the countryside in ancient cities and villages like Cesky Krumlov, Telc, Valtice and Pardubice.

To the south, a trek along the frontier of Austria, following the infamous and despised Iron Curtain, takes the viewer to a retired, mountain-top Soviet era watchtower, for vistas of the undulating Sumava Mountains.

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 see the Gothic and Baroque architectural masterpieces of exciting Prague.

Enhanced by classical music with amusing tales from the trails, its a 90 minute historical and cultural "experience!" through an old-world European country, you won't want to miss.

Created and produced by
Montreal adventure photographer and raconteur

Frederic Hore

Not to be missed!


 

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