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Pisek and Tabor 2012

heading north from Cesky Krumlov...
heading north from Cesky Krumlov...
...through the fields and forests of South Bohemia
...through the fields and forests of South Bohemia
we saw quite a few solar power installations
we saw quite a few solar power installations
(and other uses for solar energy)
(and other uses for solar energy)
arriving at one of the old squares of downtown Pisek
arriving at one of the old squares of downtown Pisek
we take a walk toward the Otava river
we take a walk toward the Otava river
the town hall dominates the old Great Square
the town hall dominates the old Great Square
a view up the Otava from Kamenny (Stone) bridge...
a view up the Otava from Kamenny (Stone) bridge...
...and down-river as well
...and down-river as well
the bridge dates from the 1200s and is the oldest surviving in Bohemia
the bridge dates from the 1200s and is the oldest surviving in Bohemia
the town's name derives from 'sand', still plentiful in the area
the town's name derives from 'sand', still plentiful in the area
now we are heading east along the Pisek-Tabor highway
now we are heading east along the Pisek-Tabor highway
here's the attractive small town of Bechyne
here's the attractive small town of Bechyne
and near Stadlec, we head off the main roads...
and near Stadlec, we head off the main roads...
...to visit an historic chain bridge
...to visit an historic chain bridge
this bridge was moved here from its original position over the Vltava river near Podoli I
this bridge was moved here from its original position over the Vltava river near Podoli I
it still serves today (if your car is very small!)
it still serves today (if your car is very small!)
now we have arrived in Tabor
now we have arrived in Tabor
it's a very old fortified city...
it's a very old fortified city...
...famous as a Hussite stronghold of Jan Zizka in the early 15th century
...famous as a Hussite stronghold of Jan Zizka in the early 15th century
most of the central buildings date from the 16th century
most of the central buildings date from the 16th century
away from the center, the streets are narrow and twisting
away from the center, the streets are narrow and twisting
hmmm, still some property available
hmmm, still some property available
there are smaller squares as well up in the old town...
there are smaller squares as well up in the old town...
...which has access to parkland along the river ringing the steep rocky fortifications
...which has access to parkland along the river ringing the steep rocky fortifications
pretty easy to get lost here...
pretty easy to get lost here...
...but it makes for a pleasant stroll regardless
...but it makes for a pleasant stroll regardless