Krakovec v mracích / Krakovec in the clouds

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Krakovec (1381-1383)

Jira of Roztoky - Křivoklát's burgrave - had Castle Krakovec built (1383), mainly as a residence, with supressed defence ability. Folowing blows suffered during the Thirty Years War the castle was repaired, however a fire in 1783 meant an end to its glory. Nevertheless, a number of noteworthy Gothic elements were preserved from the original building. Krakovec was written down in history as the last place where Jan Hus was active, and from here he left directly for Kostnice.

The statue of Jan Hus recently installed on the grounds of the castle commemorates the reformer´s stay prior to his departure to Constance.

Sources of this text:
b) handout: Central Bohemia´s Castles and Châteaux In the care of the National Heritage Institue

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Comments (159)

Raingard Ricklefs on May 11, 2013

Ein fantastischer blick, aus einer tollen Perspektive ! Danke, für Deinen netten Kommentar. LG RR

Catherine A on May 19, 2013

Nice photo. YSL. Regards, Catherine.

Theo Wasserhess on May 20, 2013

Very fine composition and atmosphere, like!

Thanks for your visit and friendly comment!

Best regards Theo

Kazimierz .Mendlik on May 25, 2013

Piękne zdjęcie.L

Robert Janda on May 26, 2013

Krásný snímek!LIKE145.Robert

Renato Pantini on May 26, 2013

Beautiful photo! Like & Fav!. Greetings, Renato.

H.İbrahim Üzmezoğlu on May 31, 2013

Mükemmel görüntü.Harika çekim.Çok güzel renkler.

LIKE + FAV.Selamlar,H.İbrahim

MatthewP on June 1, 2013

Beautiful hdr/picture. L. +

Miguel Bortfeldt on June 21, 2013

Nice capture and composition. Like. Greetings, Miguel.

Radiomanchego Alamo on June 28, 2013

Excelente perspectiva y encuadre. El color y la luz preciosos. Me gusta mucho. Saludos cordiales.

AJ30 on July 21, 2013

Nice composition, beautiful old fortress, L, warm greetings!

Premysl on July 23, 2013

Thank you all for the encouraging comments, like, YSL. I read your comments very carefully and I appreciate that. I'll be glad when you come to see my gallery again :)

Many greetings to my Panoramio friends


Neale J on August 21, 2013

Nice scene, Well done...Best wishes...Neale

Tom Portschy on October 11, 2013

Very nice composition! Like

Best wishes, Tom

Gori Bau on December 25, 2013

great photo of the old castle => LIKE => greetings from Italy, Fabrizio

ALLWO on December 26, 2013

LIKE 156 vom Wolfgang
Du hast die alte Burg sehr gut fotografiert
Ich wünsche Dir auch für das neue Jahr alles Gute

Sergey Kreps on February 14, 2014

Beautiful composition! Wonderful colors! YSL

Best wishes, Sergey

Великолепное фото! :-)

Dirk V on May 25

Great composition, beautiful photo ! Fav+Like

Thanks for your visit, comment and YSL to one of my photos.

Friendly greetings from Belgium, Dirk

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 28, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Premysl
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1100D
    • Taken on 2012/08/26 11:15:44
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/625)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO400