Friday, 27 February 2009

Where the Czech...? #81

Does anybody recognise this building?

9 comments:

sansIcarus said...

It looks very familiar. Is it perhaps somewhere on the Ohre river?

Captain Oddsocks said...

Nice try. It's near a river, but not that one...

sansIcarus said...

Bugger - perhaps my memory was affected by all the rum and kofola we had consumed on the way there in our canoes.

Captain Oddsocks said...

Too much Kofola will do that ;-)

Michael Svec said...

Could it be Krásná Lípa? Just thinking of your recent trip to the that area and some of the architecture looks similar, at least to my untrained eye. Perhaps it is from Silesia but I never explored that region, except crossing the river in Ostrava into the Silesia half of the city.

Captain Oddsocks said...

I see the resemblance you mean, Mike, but it's not Krasna Lipa or anywhere nearby. (Trying to mix the cycle trip photos up with others not to make it too easy...)

Captain Oddsocks said...

A hint then?

It's a pub, and Vaclav Havel once took an important visitor there...

Michael Svec said...

The hint about Dušan Jurkovič helped, is it the old mill in Peklo Valley? Not sure who Havel brought to the pub. Was it a politician or musician? Perhaps the Stones performed "Sympathy for the Devil" in "hell?"

Has any 'Where in the Czech" gone unsolved?

Captain Oddsocks said...

Well done Mike. It is Peklo, just outside Nove Mesto nad Metuji. In the ealry nineties, Havel met the Polish premier (or president?) Alexandr Kwasniewski there. So far no Where the Czech has gone unsolved, but I must admit, I was starting to have my doubts about this one.
Let's see how you go with this week's...