Vilnius

Please find my photo blog about Vilnius with lots of shots and juste a few words in Czech about Vilnius.

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Vilnius, gothic complex of churches so beautiful, that Napoleon wanted to take them home with him

Vilnius is a capital city of Lithuania and it is beautiful baroque city, with cozy atmosphere and nice streets.

Please follow the link here: Vilnius.

Weekly Image Of Life: Summer

It is almost summer, but the weather this year seems to think it’s not. And what summer means to me? I will show you at some shots taken in Southern Moravia 3 years ago during our family vacation.

Summer is seeing sunflowers at the fields.

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Sunflower field in Lednice

Summer is visiting castles and old palaces around Czech Republic.

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Lednice castle

Summer is doing nothing and enjoying the sun whenever and wherever you want.

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Garden coffee at Lednice garden

Summer is when there are flowers on the street.

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Mikulov

Summer is when you don’t go to sleep at the evening, because you go to the summer festival for music.

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Meky Žbirka at Bernard Fest in Humpolec

Summer is when you don’t go to sleep at night, because you are having fun with your partner and with your glass of beer.

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At Bernard Fest Humpolec

Travel theme: Costume

I love costumes, I love dressing up for some special ocassion and I really love taking vintage photos.
A few years ago we visited Bulgary, we travelled around the coutnry and several days we spent by the sea at small town Pomorie. I really enjoyed the atmosphere there, specially evening walks on promenade and by the sea. Fortunatelly, the first evening I found a special stall, where they had a lot of beautiful colorful dresses and they were doing vintage photos.

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Promenade and colorful dresses

We were looking in astonishment how a family with small girls were carefully dressed up, every little detail was handled.

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Family getting ready for the shot

And finally I made my husband to go for a photo as well.

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Choosing the right costume and dressing

The next day, as we went for the final photos, we were watching another family being taken, really great again!

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Great family shot

So I made my husband for one more photo!

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Our two shots, my husband is astounding in uniform

And as a result we have two beautiful photographs taken hundred years ago :-).

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Final vintage shots

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

Last weekend I have visited Kutná Hora and there I had found a nice sign that I want to share with you for The Sign Says Weekly Photo Challenge. More about Kutná Hora you can find on this link.

The sign I found in the souvenir shop simply said:

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The sign says: 2 + 1 free

A bit strange and scary to find it at the souvenir shop at the bone chapel, which inside looks like this:

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Bone chapel

And all the decorations in the chapel are done from the same “material”, the real human bones and human skulls.

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Decorations

Therefore it is really strange to find this special offer:

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The sign says: 2 + 1 free

Fortunatelly the small sign next to the first one says:

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This sign explains what’s on sale – certificate

Still I would feel a bit strange to buy three skulls, despite the fact that one would be for free :-).

Rumšiškés

Today I want to take ayou for a visit to one of the nicest Open Air museums Rumšiškés. It is located in Lithuania, on the hill above Kaunas sea (lake, in fact :-)). Museum was opened in 1966 and it has about 50 buildings mapping the village life in 4 parts of Lithuania. I love wooden buildings and wooden crosses, the place is so lovely. Enjoy my shots.

Rumšiškés.

A Word A Week Challenge – Face

Lot of Faces for A Word A Week Challenge I found in a beautiful park in France, at the place called Clos Luce in the city of Amboise on Loire river. Leonardo da Vinci lived at the house and now you will find there his museum. Surrounding garden is very beautiful, with lots of devices invented by da Vinci, but also decorated with his works unusual way. Enjoy walking throug the park and meet some famous paintings.

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Hidden in the trees

Famous faces.

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Do you recognise them?

San Gimignano

Another my post in Czech language, mostly pictures from beautiful city San Gimignano in Tuscany in  Italy, where movie Tea with Mussollini was also taken. Love its huge towers, hidden streets, lovely wine and tasty olive oil 🙂 .

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Travel theme: Beaches

Last month I visited one beach, which was very nice and interesting for me, I am going to share it with you for this week’s Travel Theme. At south England, close to Porstmouth and Southampton there is an island called Isle of Wight. At this island there you can visit an Osborne house, complex, that was built for English Queen Victoria, her husband Albert and their family. Part of the properties is also beach, at which the Queen learned to swim.

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Osborne beach

For getting to the water she used a special carriage, that brought her to the water directly from the beach.

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Bathing machine

More info about it you can find on this shot.

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Made for a queen

Unfortunatelly the day we visited the beach was very cold and cloudy, so we were not able to swim, but at least we were collecting nice stones and shells.

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At the beach

A Word A Week Challenge – Orange

Last time I wrote about out Tunisian trip for Lunchtime Challenge here. For Orange Challenge I am going to take you to the same place, but from different point of view. Orange. Tunis is white and blue for me, but when I was going through the shots, I found lot of orange, so here we are.

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Hotel complex at Djerba Island, Tunis

Gallery from the Visit to local shops with pottery and other goods.

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Pottery for tourists

Visit to local fruit market and opuncia cactus berries.

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Orange oranges and other fruits

I told you, white and blue … and orange :-).

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Sunset over the desert

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Fabrics and kelim

Typical fabrics and carpets, in all colors you can think of, I really enjoy the fabric markets and carpet workshops.

And our lunch and fish market at the end.

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Pumpkin, lunch and fish market in orange color

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

This weekend I took my camera for awhile to my mother’s garden, to make shots for Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above. I really love tulips (not only) and here they are for you from above.

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Flowers at my mother’s garden

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