Saturday, April 30, 2016

Mikulov - Day Two

Day Two in Mikulov: Bus to Valtice, walk 12 kms to Lednice, take the bus back to Mikulov via Pavlov, after dinner stroll.

The Valtice Chateau was fairly impressive. We were surprise, but should not have been, to see a few tour groups; it is on the Czech Wine Region circuit.
Valtice, Moravia, Czech

It was cool, damp, and cloudy as we set up for Lednice on a well-marked,, multi-use trail. The whole area between Valtice and Lednice - 7 kms as the crow flies - is park-like with lakes, trails, trees, and some monuments.
Valtice, Moravia, Czech

A light rain brings out the umbrellas.
Valtice, Moravia, Czech

We stopped for lunch under this Arch.
Valtice, Moravia, Czech

Monument to St Hubertus.
Valtice, Moravia, Czech

The old stables.
Valtice, Moravia, Czech

The small train stop/station at the Lednice Lake. We sat here for 15 minutes and became mesmerized by the birds: swallows, ducks, chickadees, herons, and more;-)
Lednice, Moravia, Czech

The Lednice Chateau is very impressive collection of grounds, buildings, and gardens. There is even a English-style conservatory (greenhouse).
Lednice, Moravia, Czech

Lednice, Moravia, Czech

Lednice, Moravia, Czech

Lednice, Moravia, Czech

Lednice, Moravia, Czech

This evening, there was a beautiful sunset in Mikulov.
Mikulov, Moravia, Czech

Mikulov, Moravia, Czech

Mikulov, Moravia, Czech

The distinctive one-column entrance arcades of some homes in the Jewish Quarter.
Mikulov, Moravia, Czech

3 comments:

Liz said...

This is impressive. Love the pic with the carriage in the foreground.

Sun-Ling said...

John was rather proud of himself for catching that carriage.

Crash Eddy said...

As rightfully John should be. That is a picture postcard.