Friday, 9 January 2009

Where the Czech...? #74

Who knows which town in Western Bohemia this is the main street of?

10 comments:

sansIcarus said...

I have no idea - but it's a great photo.

Michael Svec said...

These are getting tough. Apparently you don't want to give away the prize! I will need a clue although Western Bohemia is a starting point.

Captain Oddsocks said...

They are tougher these days aren't they? I'm not being difficult for the sake of it though, it's just that we've already done Prague, Cesky Krumlov and Karlovy Vary.

Incidentally, the town in the picture has something in common with Karlovy Vary. Without that thing that they have in common, probably neither town would ever have been founded...

Captain Oddsocks said...

Mineral water springs. It's a spa town, but which one...?

Michael Svec said...

A shot in the dark, but is it Jáchymov?

Michael said...

I think your shot in the dark's spot-on, Michael...

Michael said...

Was there a church right behind you, Captain?
I'm sure I've been here.

Michael Svec said...

I haven't been there, so if Michael has, then perhaps we should share the victory lap?

On a different note, author and illustrator Peter Sis will be visiting our campus on February 6. Have you seen his books on Prague and the Wall?

Captain Oddsocks said...

Well done, gentlemen, it is Jachymov and there was a big church right behind me when I took that photo.

In front of the church, there's a memorial to the prisoners who died in the forced labour camps of the local uranium mines during the communist years. And it was with ore from Jachymov that the Curies isolated radium and polonium for the first time.

Interesting place.

Shall we have an easy photo next time or another challenging one?

Michael said...

That's very gracious of you, Michael. Cheers!
Have you actually got any simple photos left? I like the challenging ones - just so long as they come with clues.