Friday, July 15, 2011

Vysehrad and Graveyard

Vysehrad used to be a castle from where kings ruled the country.
Not much of the castle is left though.

The entrance gate is guarded by a creepy monster.

This is the Saint Martinus Tower I think.
It's a small, but beautiful building in my opinion.

Next to it is this stone standard.

There were saints painted on all 4 sides of the standard. Not sure what saint this is though.

A lovely view on the St.-Petrus and Paulus Church.

Next to the church there's a graveyard where many rich and famous people are buried, like Antonin Dvorak and Bedfich Smetana.

There are many beautiful statues and other monuments on this graveyard:

What caught my eye most is the diversity in monuments and the themes that where used. Some where religious, others were all about mourning the dead, while others were a kind of tribute to the person who was buried there. All in all a very beautiful and impressive graveyard.

Tomorrow I'll show you pictures of the Olsany graveyard which we visited after this graveyard and where there were even more beautiful statues and monuments.


Found art blog said...

Wow!!! You certainly did a lot in Prague!! I want to go there now....

Raquel said...

Oh, how many interesting monuments! Kisses

Leona Löwenherz said...

Many thanks for sharing these wonderful photos. The graveyard is very imposing :-)

Katie Dalton said...

Stunning photos, what a beautiful place. :)

Jeffe Kennedy said...

um, Bedfich Smetana?

Sullivan McPig said...

He was a composer. He's seen as the 'father' of Czech music.

Demented Wench said...

It looks like you had an amazing trip. Thank you for sharing your photos with us.

I can't wait to see the pictures from the Olsany graveyard now.

Hammie Hamster said...

Nice pictures! So nice to see your trip, we got your card too! Thanks!