Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Rainbow Colors

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Rainbow Colors I take you to South Bohemia with its beautiful towns, fresh air, colorful nature, places I really love and visit often. BTW preparing this post made me want to go there immediately :-).

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Colorful streets of České Budějovice

We will start in České Budějovice, city, which was founded in 1265 by famous Czech king Přemysl Otakar II. It is the biggest city in the region and it has a stunning old city center. I love the small craftshops there.

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Patchwark cushions and colorful soaps

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Pomlázka and spring flowers

Spring is the perfect time for visit, but you can go there anytime. In spring you can admire a local market with flowers and colorful “pomlázka”, the beautiful and colorful things at view. They are done from willow twigs and decorated with colorful ribbons. They are used on Easter Monday, when boys have to help girls to be fresh next year with beating them with “pomlázka”. And finally the boys are given with the easter decorated eggs.

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Glass earings and pendants

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Market at Třeboň square

Another ravishing town in South Bohemia is Třeboň. Třeboň is a spa town, with a small beautiful center, a brewery with the best beer, renaissance castle and ponds with big carp culture tradition.
Easter Markets are very colorful here as well, I love all the glass jewelery that can be found there. You can guess how many earing pairs I have … And after the visit of the center, castle, castle gardens, brewery and spa you can go to the pond Svět (= “World”) and make a tour in one hour around the World on the boat.
If this is not enough, you can go to visit gothic Schwarzenberg’s sepulchre and chapel, which are worth seeing. On your way back you should come along the Golden Canal,  which goes throught the whole pond region and supply the ponds with water.
For refreshement visit Regent brewery pub or Šupina restaurant on the ramparts.

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Glass earings

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Colors eye-catcher

Last but not least is Český Krumlov, a wonderful place written in UNESCO World Heritage List. The town is mighty placed at the Vltava river meandr, with big castle and cute city center, look at my previous post about the city here. Every time we are there we have to visit a music shop, where they sell our favorite Putumayo music with lovely colorful covers and harmonized music selections from all over the world. In small shops you can find here jeweleries with unique Czech Vltavín (Moldavite) stone, often combined with Czech Ruby. This region is also a seat of the color factory for colored crayons and all other color types for artist, the name of it is Koh-i-noor.

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Putumayo covers

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29 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. radhika25
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 11:47:23

    Love your pictures!

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  3. fojap
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 14:42:03

    I like the finger paints. Very cute.

    Funny, I never knew where the Koh-i-Noor products came from. For some reason, I thought they were German. I was sent for art lessons starting at eight, so I’ve been using them for a long time, almost forty years.

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  4. ideflex
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 15:33:04

    Love your photo of the finger-paint tubes!

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  5. littledoglaughed
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 16:20:03

    That is a lot of gorgeous color-I think my favorites are the jewelry and the finger-paint tubes-

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  6. Colline
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 18:28:07

    I can imagine my girls spending quite a few moments looking at those earrings 🙂

    Reply

  7. Cee Neuner
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 20:54:41

    Such a great fiesta for the eyes. I adore these photos!! Thanks for contributing.

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  8. phildynan
    Mar 02, 2013 @ 02:57:24

    Thanks for the virtual Tour. BTW, Putumayo are the only record label we sell in our art gallery – love their music choices and Art!

    Reply

  9. joanfrankham
    Mar 02, 2013 @ 13:47:18

    beautiful post, everything is so colourful, and reminds me of summer!

    Reply

  10. justmusing
    Mar 02, 2013 @ 23:53:43

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  11. Amanda Wood
    Mar 03, 2013 @ 09:35:37

    Fabulous colors and story!

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  12. mannalexandra
    Mar 03, 2013 @ 11:29:53

    Amazing colors – I like the soaps and earrings^^

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  13. frizztext
    Mar 03, 2013 @ 12:00:17

    I like your tablet
    Patchwark cushions and colorful soaps…
    greetings by
    our new table
    frizztext

    Reply

  14. Inside the Mind of Isadora
    Mar 03, 2013 @ 14:05:15

    Colorful, bright and magical. I would never want to leave. There are so many goodies I would want them all. I adore color so this is my kind of town. It looks happy and peaceful. Thanks for the Sunday morning travel vacation.

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  15. patriciaddrury
    Mar 03, 2013 @ 14:31:57

    So much fun to see… thanks for the tour!!!

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  16. Heather
    Mar 03, 2013 @ 15:03:55

    wow…great photos…makes me want to visit… 🙂

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  17. basiga
    Mar 03, 2013 @ 16:46:35

    Thanks for sharing the Colors Eye-Catcher … truly an eye-catcher

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  18. WM
    Mar 03, 2013 @ 17:27:21

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  19. Imelda
    Mar 04, 2013 @ 17:57:24

    What a fun post. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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  20. H.O
    Mar 04, 2013 @ 21:55:42

    very beautiful places and interesting that finger one. 🙂

    Reply

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  22. blueribbonfair
    Mar 14, 2013 @ 03:07:44

    I adore the beautiful first photo. Someday I want to post more than 1 photo for Cee’s challenge like your lovely example. Thanks for stopping by my post on the photo challenge of one color, your choice

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  23. Judy Smith
    Mar 14, 2013 @ 12:20:08

    The colors are a wonderful mood-lifter! And I love the street scene at the top — makes me want to go there.

    Reply

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  26. janalinesmalman
    Mar 18, 2013 @ 00:58:01

    Its quite amazing how many colourful things we can find when we just look around us, you captured it beautifully on your photos!

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  27. newsferret
    Mar 20, 2013 @ 12:49:30

    Rainbow colours, you truly said it.

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  28. T Hollis
    Mar 20, 2013 @ 15:30:34

    Beautiful! If only folks would understand that they need to eat rainbows as well. Bright colors are a feast for the eyes, and the nutrition value of brightly colored fruits & veggies feed the body.
    Thanks for stopping by my Post today!

    Reply

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