Trip to Lhota – Part 2

After the Vision-and-Verb intermezzo of the last post, let’s get back to the trip to Lhota I’d told you about before.

When we left the horses, we continued along the path and in some parts we had a wonderful view.

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We met a group of friendly people who made me realise that the blue area in the photo below wasn’t water. They explained that it was a solar power station, the largest one near and far.

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Then we came to a cross erected in memory of someone and I really regret to say I don’t remember who it was. And I have no idea where to find it so next time, it would be advisable to take a photo of that label describing the circumstances…

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I enjoyed coming across the yellow flowers below. They look beautiful against the green leaves and blue sky, don’t they, I wish I had them in my garden. They are quite common here.

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When I saw the following building, I felt to get many years back in time. Had there not been the cable and the roof windows, the cottage would have looked even more frozen in time.

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We came out of the wood and found ourselves on a road leading downhill.

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We were passing by a very unusual fence, what an interesting idea:

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Finally we were almost back in Valašské Meziříčí we started from and I thought about the fact that there are so many various places people live in.

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And then we were at my mother-in-law’s again, tired but full of impressions.

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18 Comments

  1. This looks like such a pretty area. Were you hiking this whole time? The fence was interesting. I'd be afraid to trust it to keep livestock in, but might work. The picture of the street leading downhill was charming. It would make a pretty jigsaw puzzle. 🙂

    1. Linda, I really liked the area. Yes, we were hiking all the time, I and my sons. We started in the morning and came back just in time before it got dark. I’m not sure how far it was – about 15 kilometres? – which is not that far but first we went up the hill and returned down the hill. Especially the younger boy was quite tired but we got back safe and sound.

      The fence surely isn’t there to keep livestock in, I agree, it wouldn’t be safe. But although I don’t like thuyas in gardens, I found this to be a nice idea.

      The street was very nice. Nevertheless quite far from the nearest town so it must be somewhat challenging to live there. I like that people are living in such places, able to get by.

  2. The valley is like a picture from a story book – enchanting. Some of the hills and valleys look similar to our farmland up around Sussex, New Brunswick way – it is very pretty there also. I like all the trees and bushes growing in front of homes in the view of the street, also the scooter. The fence is most interesting – I have never seen one like this and I like it. Neat idea. I love all the bright colours in your photos – great job.

    1. Lilly, thank you. I’m thrilled you’ve mentioned the scooter in the street, it’s an important part of the photo to me. And the bushes and trees in front of the houses, they enabled them to be a part of the wood behind them.

  3. Something new and something old. I have never seen such solar power stations, and the house was of a different style from what we have, so today you have showed me something new.

    1. Rune, I’m glad you’ve found something new to be enriched with. People don’t build such houses any more here but the old ones which are preserved keep the local tradition and that’s wonderful. Do you know that there are Norway grants supporting preservation of European cultural heritage also in the Czech Republic?

  4. What a wonderful holiday you had in summer 2011! Your country is so beautiful! I've never been there, so I want to visit your country someday. The blue solar station looks wonderful. At present our country is aggressively promoting solar energy. I think you know what happened to Fukushima…

    1. Sapphire, welcome to my blog! Thank you for your warm comment, I’m glad you liked the photos of that trip.

      Of course, I know what happened to Fukushima, that must have been a terrible experience. There was a boom of solar power stations here a year or two ago but I’ve read several articles since then that it’s not that environmental friendly as it’s presented. It seems quite difficult to have the advantages of energy accessibility without having serious disadvantages of achieving that.

  5. A lovely varied set of pictures from your walk with so many interesting things … the landscape, the buildings, the fence and the …. lake !! haha

    (One of the reasons that I love visiting your blog and it is epitomised in this post is that even though the location and culture might be so distant from me, you make it so fresh, personal & real that it associates with my world)

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