I think it would be a grand idea to post a picture of my recent trip to the Czech Republic. I have about one third of them loaded on this machine so I think I'll try my luck and see if I can get one stuck in this blog some how. Here we go...
It worked! I'm so happy I could do a little dance. Instead I'll tell you a bit about the photo.
This is the view of the city square in Chomutov. The steepled building in the background is the biggest church I saw in the town. The white tent about midway in the photo was put up after we'd been there for about three days. Each night a different performace was held in the tent. Most of the entertainment was performed by local school children.
The small brown structure just behind the first car is a temporary store front for a fish monger. It is my understanding that people in this part of the country only eat fish for Christmas dinner. So, a few weeks before the holiday these buildings are erected and several huge blue plastic tubs are filled with cold water. Then come the fish, somehow by magic I think. Huge carp appear in the tubs and then the shoppers show up. They select a fish and the owner of the stall cleans and packages it for the supper of the lucky diner. I watched this happen for days, the men stayed all night and I never saw a single fish delivered to the square though many dozens left in tidy paper packages.
Just to make sure it wasn't a fluke I uploaded another photo. This was a holiday art exhibit that we saw one evening as we were walking to dinner. I believe the entire thing is made of straw. Somewhere in my photos I have some pictures of live sheep that were just beyond the field of vision of the first photo I posted. I thought this was one of those photos, but apparently I was mistaken.
I will try to get the remainder of the photos into my computer tomorrow and will post a few more photos regularly until I have them all available to you. I hope you enjoy these two in the mean time.