czech blogging

In Czech we don’t say “to hug somebody/something” we say “uškrtit” which loosely translates to “to wrap one in oneself” and I think that’s beautiful.

Submitted by @aesammo

Chateau Lednice - Czech Republic 

Chateau Lednice was originally built as a renaissance villa. In the 17th century, it became a summer palace for the Princes of Liechtenstein. During this time, the chateau was fitted with the most luxurious interior features and furniture. The chateau is also surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens. Visitors to the chateau can tour the representatives halls, royal apartments, and children’s rooms. There are even rumours that the building itself is haunted. 

Strahov Monastery - Prague, Czech Republic

Located in Strahov, a district of Prague, The Strahov Monastery is a Premonstratensians Abbey, founded in 1143. The last section of the Abbey to be built is the Philosophical Hall, established Vaclav Mayer, who was the monastery's Abbot towards the end of the 18th century. This part of the Abbey is built in the classical style. 

The rooms main purpose is a library, and holds 42,000 books. The ceiling features a monumental fresco, painted by Viennese painter Franz Anton Maulbertsch, which took six months to complete. Religious figures depicted in fresco include Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah, Soloman, and David.