Manětín

Manětín is the town that I had assigned to July in my photo project for this year so here I am to share some of the photos I took there and liked best. 35 photos again, as for the previous towns.

Manětín is just a small town with about 1200 inhabitants but it’s well known for its Baroque chateau, buildings and statues. It’s sometimes even called a Baroque pearl of West Bohemia. The town acquired its Baroque look after the fire that occurred in 1712 and burnt most of the town buildings including the church and chateau. They had to be rebuilt and repaired and Baroque was the style of the time.

Quite a few people come to visit the chateau. I liked that the chateau’s garden in its inner yard is connected to a park and is open to the public freely so even if you don’t want to participate in a guided tour, you can walk around smelling the flowers or sit on a bench by a fountain and enjoy nice weather and view.

I have to add that I was looking forward to all the Baroque history but when my hubby and I started walking the streets, I fell taken aback by many buildings looking like from the fifties or so. After the velvet revolution in 1989 when the communist government fell, many towns got a new coat but here in some places it looked like the time stopped long ago.

Let me remind you again that the following selection of my photos is not meant to be any representation of the town, it just reflects the variety that captured my attention.

Click on the photos to enlarge them if you want to see more.

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4 Comments

  1. Well, all the photos are beautiful; but let me just say…that doll’s head in the flower pot is just plain creepy! Truly, though, I always marvel at the way you make such interesting images from scenes that might otherwise be mundane if not for your talent in making use of unique angles and perspectives. Once again, well done!

    1. Linda, thank you for your kind words. I like capturing the mundane scenes, they sometimes speak to me… 🙂 And I agree, the doll’s head in the window feels creepy, yet I decided to include it in this collection as part of what made me stop and listen.

  2. I totally agree with Linda’s comment that you have a unique ability to capture mundane scenes and make them interesting. You have such a great eye for composition. I LOVE the doll’s head in the window…probably my favorite!

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