Keywords: Architecture, Bohemia, Castles, Castles and Fortresses, Central Europe, Czech Culture, Czech film, Czech History, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, Europe, History, South Bohemia
Originally owned by the powerful noble house of Rýzmberk, the castle’s present appearance dates to a rebuilding that took place in the late 15th and early 16th centuries following the Hussite Wars.
That reconstruction was overseen by prominent architect of the time, Benedikt Rejt. Following the reconstruction, the castle was the most important and well fortified of its type in Bohemia. Consisting of inner and outer sections as well as two moats, it would have taken a very determined and well equiped adversary to stand a chance of successfully laying seige to it.
The castle changed hands in 1548. However, due to poor management, the House of Říčany who had purchased it were forced to sell it just fifty years later. The castle’s last noble owners, the venerable and prominent Czernin family, held the castle from 1598 until it was seized by the state following the Second World War.
Keywords: caderno, fotografia, geografia, literatura, photography, tradições, travels, viagens
But don´t worry, if you´re not into religion, there´s a lot to do and to see in the city. One of my favorite activities was to discover the local street art. Vitoria Gasteiz has an impressive collection of murals, thanks to an initiative called ‘La Ciudad Pintada’ (‘The Painted City’). It was hard to decide my favorite one…
Keywords: Germany, Travel, Hamburg, miniatur wunderland, Speicherstadt, Elbphilharmonie, Hafencity
Keywords: China , Great Wall , hiking , Great Wall of China , hiking in China , Jiankou , Mutianyu
When arriving in Beijing, we both knew a must-do was to spend one of our three days exploring the nearby sections of the Great Wall of China, as arguably the wall is the most iconic monument in all of China. Having learned about how the Great Wall was built as protection from the northern Mongol invaders as a high-schooler, I was giddy with excitement to finally get my first chance to see this colossal feat in person – I mean come on it spans 13,170 miles (21,196 kilometers)!