Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Where the Czech...?#11

We had our first snow for the year down here in the lower altitudes yesterday. The mountainous areas had their first snows a couple of weeks ago and are expecting more this weekend. Maybe enough to start skiing!
Hence the choice of photo for this week's 'Where the Czech'. Anybody know where it is?

9 comments:

Michael said...

Somewhere in the Jesenik Hory?

Captain Oddsocks said...

Hmmm, No. Vaguely in the right area though.

Michael said...

Hmmm, mountain regions in North Moravia...I'll have to come back to this one, I reckon.

Captain Oddsocks said...

Maybe not so mountainous. The biggest clues are in the photo...
You might be looking for some mountains yourself soon Michael, if those waves get too much bigger?

Michael said...

Haha, maybe we should splash some down under? I hear your old home's having the opposite problem ;) Ok, so I'm looking for a male hrad or a pretty plain chateau...

Captain Oddsocks said...

"It's the nice little bit of Policka... A nice town, well worth a day or two" says Jeremy from the thorntree forum.

And he's right. Policka is the birthplace of composer Bohuslav Martinu, and the old town wall is almost intact, with 19 towers still standing. One of the buildings in the picture is a small pension, and the one next door is a great little restaurant. I can highly recommend both.

Now , where are we going to find a photo for next week?

alsch said...

Wow, that was the hardest one yet, i had no idea, and you said the clues were in the picture, where?
Awaiting number 12. If you need some extra photos, let me know.

Captain Oddsocks said...

Hi Alsch,
Mostly that was in response to Michael who was looking for a small castle or plain chateau. The clues are the preserved towers so close together. If I'd hinted to look for somewhere with preserved city walls and towers, it would have been too easy, because there aren't that many good examples around.
Policka's were saved partly because the layout of the town meant there wasn't much usable ground to be gained for all the effort of demolishing the walls.
Thanks for the offer of photographs. I may just take you up on it. Good luck with Number 12, which is up and ready to be solved now...

Anonymous said...

Nice town, in seems...

All my life, I have been living 30kilometres from Policka yet I have never been there nor have I ever seen a picture from Policka...