Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Olomouc

Following our stay in Brno, the 2nd largest city in Czech, we took a bus to Olomouc, the 3rd largest city. We were greeted by a stiff, cold wind that made strolling around a bit uncomfortable the first afternoon; in fact, after hitting the tourist office and visiting the two museums that are free on Sundays, we headed back to our pension for a long nap.

The second day (almost as chilly as the first), instead of our usual excursion, we tracked down some Art Nouveau buildings, watched the astronomical clock on the square do its noon-time show, ate lunch at Govinda Vegetarian Restaurant, had a Lángos at the market for an afternoon snack, visited a few more must see sights in town, and enjoyed a "party dinner ala Sun-Ling" in our pension at which I drank my first IPA of the trip.

Olomouc is known for its Baroque Holy Trinity Column (front right); a plague column that sits on the Main Square near the Town Hall which is located in the middle of said square (back left)./
Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

It's also known for its 7 fountains. Here are two.
Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

The old Markethouse.
Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

Portion of an Art Nouveau building.
Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

More Art Nouveau.
Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

The Girl Photographer. Wow!
Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

The Social Realist astronomical clock.
Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

Lunch at Govinda.
Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

Langos.
Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

Vila Primavesi was closed but we could see the doorway Art Nouveau mosaics.
Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

Looking to St. Wenceslas Cathedral x 2.
Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

The Museum of Modern Art is in an art Nouveau building that needs renovation.
Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

Trams.
Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

Modernist Buildings.
Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

Flying Cloud IPA.
Olomouc, Moravia, Czech

3 comments:

Kathy said...

Thanks for the Art Nouveau.

I gather spring hasn't been very spring-like in Europe these year. I've even been reading about snow.

Liz said...

I love the art nouveau! Beautiful! The interior paintings are beautiful.

Sun-Ling said...

It was fun tracking down the art nouveau buildings. They are always very special to me.

There was warm weather earlier, then came this massive cold front. We fared okay by bundling up, apparently the same cannot by said about some vineyards and fruit orchards in subzero nights.