The inaugral international wok surfing exhibition
Trip Start Nov 15, 2005
248Trip End Aug 15, 2008
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Despite the town being so small, I was still able to spend three days here and not feel at a loss for anything to do. A day was spent exploring all the back alleys of the town, and hiking up to a monastery on the outskirts of town for some ceautiful views; another day was spent hiking up a mountain just to the north of town, although my enjoyment of this was perhaps marred slightly by the fact that I couldn't see a damn thing from the top
The only time I felt was wasted was visiting the Egon Schiele art centre. After enjoying some of Schiele's work the Leopolds gallery in Vienna, and learning that he had spent some time living and working in Cesky Krumlov, and that many of his paintings were inspired by the town, I was quite expecting something special from the Schiele centre. I was disappointed. What the gallery actually consisted of was a lot of the modern art that I really don't like - seemingly random splashes of colour with very little appeal - and one room dedicated to Schiele. Even here, they had absolutely none of his paintings, and very few of his sketches. For this, I was charged significantly more than I would have expected given typical gallery entry prices over here. I wasn't too happy with it all, to say the least. I gave the curators a serious scowling on my way out! That showed them. Possibly.
Finally, on my last morning in snow covered Cesky Krumlov, the inaugral international wok sledging exhibition was held! By which I mean, Daniel, an Israeli, and I "borrowed" a wok from the hostel kitchen, greased it up and went sledging down some rediculously steep hills on it. It's amazing how versatile woks can be! I'll try to get the video up soon :)