Weekly Photo Challenge: Kiss


Karel Hynek Mácha at Petřín Gardens

For Weekly Photo Challenge: Kiss I chose one Czech tradition. I already wrote about it in My 2012 In Pictures, but as we say “Repetition is the mother of wisdom” :-):

“It’s first of May the day of love”, that’s the beginning of poem May by Karel Hynek Mácha, a Czech romantic writer. His statue stands in the big public park Petřín and every first of May couples are coming to kiss under blossoming tree here and greet Mácha. The English translation of the whole poem you can read at this link. Warning: it doesn’t have a happy ending!




Tradition – kissing in front of Mácha, but when you are not close, kiss under any tree in bloom also serves well

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Amy
    Feb 19, 2013 @ 18:45:22



  2. dogear6
    Feb 19, 2013 @ 19:17:30

    Great story to go with the photos. Thanks though for the alert on that poem. It sure does start out lighthearted enough.



  3. Imelda
    Feb 19, 2013 @ 22:52:03

    Lovely post. 🙂


  4. colormusing
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 06:51:11

    I like this tradition! ; )


  5. kz
    Feb 21, 2013 @ 09:52:29

    cool tradition 🙂


  6. Island Traveler
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 15:56:49

    Romance and passion fills the air. Beautiful!


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