Color Your World 2017: Royal Purple

Royalty

Jennifer’s 2017 Color Your World Challenge: Royal Purple

August: Garden Show

Flora Olomouc

 

Each spring, Olomouc hosts the Flora Olomouc Festival, the largest garden exhibition in the Czech Republic. In addition to flower arrangements and exhibits, there is a pavilion offering garden advice and products. Outside of the exhibit halls, a gardening market and food stall cater to gardeners and park visitors.  The exhibition grounds and buildings for Flora Olomouc are in Smetana Gardens. A second floral show is held in August each year.

 

August: Garden Show

OWPC: Circus

Inflatable Cirkus

Fun for kids at flower show, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Fun for kids at flower show, Olomouc, Czech Republic

A kiddie play area in the park in Olomouc, Czech Republic.

OWPC: Circus

Fountain Challenge July: Stone Fountains

Neptune

Baroque fountain, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Neptune Baroque fountain, Olomouc, Czech Republic

The city of Olomouc in the Czech Republic is home to six Baroque fountains, all of which are still in use. A Greek god is the subject of each fountain.  The Neptune fountain on Dolní Square is the first and the oldest of the six fountains and dates to 1683. Four sea horses rise from the water below Neptune. The sculptural group was carved by sculptor Michael Mandik and the basin was created by Olomouc stonemason Vaclav Schüller.

 

Polianthus’ Fountain Challenge July: Stone Fountains

Travel Challenge: Exit

Pedestrian Walkway

Pedestrian Walkway Exit, Olomouc;, Czech Republic

Pedestrian Walkway Exit, Olomouc;, Czech Republic

A pedestrian walkway exit in Olomouc, Czech Republic. I just don’t understand the massive amounts of graffiti I see all over Europe.

Travel Challenge: Exit

A Photo A Week Challenge: Clocks

The Astronomical Clock in Olomouc

Last week, in response to Paula’s Black and White Sunday Challenge, I posted a picture of the moving figures of the City of Olomouc’s (Czech Republic) astronomical clock. I think it merits a couple more shots. It is unique to say the least. It is one of only two astronomical clocks in the Czech Republic, the other being in Prague. The original clock dated to the 16th century. The clock suffered extensive damage when the retreating German army opened fire on the town hall as passed through Olomouc in May 1945, in the final days of WWII. The revised design took on a decidedly Soviet appearance when it was reconstructed in the socialist-realism style during the first years of communist rule in Czechoslovakia (1948-early 1950s).  Athletes, workers, farmers, scientists and other members of the proletariat replaced the old religious and royal figures and symbols.

A Photo A Week: Clocks  and see Paula’s Black & White Sunday: Unexpected

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