Posts Tagged ‘weir’

The Wonderful Iguazu Falls

October 5, 2011 2 comments

For us, Iguazu exceeds all expectations and defies superlatives. These truly massive falls on the Argentine and Brazilian border are absolutely sensational. With over 3 million litres of water per second, these falls go on and on. The day after we visit, we hear that the Swiss delegation are here to see if Iguazu will be one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

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Moni Prevelli

September 15, 2011 1 comment

As encounter more and more of the local culture, interspersed with frequent trips to the sea to cool down, we head on upto the famous Prevelli Monastry.Still inhabited by monks and as a working monastery, it offers a glimpse of life as a monk. It is soon clear to me, that I would be a rubbish monk, isolated on the side of a barren hill, dressed all in black (even though it is 35 degC and burning sunshine) no nuns to feast ones eyes on, and to rub the monastic simplicity in even further, have to watch the abbott dressed in resplendent gold 5 times a day.

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Midnight Jacuzzi

July 10, 2011 Leave a comment

We went for the weekend to Zlenice to visit my Aunt and Uncle (the same Helena and Jozka that were gigging a couple of weeks ago.) Before we knew it, we were being treated to a midnight Jacuzzi on the terrace, under the stars with a glass of champagne. A most relaxing start to a busy weekend of cycling and canoeing on the nearby Sazava.

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Sobering up

July 6, 2011 Leave a comment

After a gathering of the village to celebrate the burning of Jan Hus, I was a little worse for wear and was sent out during the kid’s bath-bed routine to go and sober up. So I took the camera and walked to the next village where there is a weir that we sometimes swim under.

This time as the sun had just set I left the camera on a bit longer and got this interesting slow motion mix of old church and crumbling industrial communist factory.

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