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... meant we had the quaint restaurant's deck all to ourselves. I've been trying to eat Czech food so I ordered goulash--it was a bowl of roast beef covered in gravy with "dumplings" (bread) on the side. I didn't mention how steep the hill was to the restaurant . That was just the beginning! It got really steep after that as we huffed & puffed up the steep path to the Karlstein Castle. This was the castle where Charles IV, one of the ...
... minutes, in the drizzling rain.
This church is special as the monks stored bones here from the 14th century or so then they were later arranged.
Here is the blurb to save me writing about its history.
Loved this ...
... leading to it with beautiful statues along the side of the Jesuit College which gave it a majestic entry. Once inside we were given an English guide sheet of all the points of interest in the Church. The oldest piece was a statue dating back 730 years.
Both these buildings were worth the visit and ...
... really amazing from the outside but Joanna seemed to think it was a bit commercial on the inside (you had to pay to get in and they had a lot of merchandise). The coats of arms on the ceiling were cool though, and I loved the stained glass windows.
We took a weird route by the river along the more run-down side of town, on our way to the quaint train station. We bought lunch (spinach filos and donuts) around the corner for equivalent $1.20 AUD. So cheap! Kutna Hora ...
... or explanation about how so many bodies came to be here other than the Black Death and the Hussite Wars.
And that was about it. There was a tiny chapel above with a few chairs, but for so much fame the place was disappointing. There was no respect for the dead, just money to be made. I guess that is life these days. Different cultures have different values and traditions surround death and dying.
For us, it was time to keep moving and we walked into Kutna Hora. Because ...