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.

8 comments:

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!