Prague, Czech Republic

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Graffiti in Prague, Czech Republic      In June of 2014, John and I had the pleasure of attending a friend’s wedding in the Czech Republic. As we started to explore the city of Prague, the first thing that stood out to me was the amount of graffiti on the buildings. My first thought was that they had gang problems as we do in the U.S., although there was no evidence of danger as we wandered the city streets.

We had a day or two to explore the city before we met up with Bill and Kamila for their rehearsal dinner. The first chance I got, I asked Bill about the graffiti.  Bill had lived in Amsterdam for over a decade, and Kamila grew up in the Czech Republic. Bill explained to me that the graffiti was not about gangs or violence, but about artistic expression. That answer was so much better than I expected.

The wedding was held high on a hill, with breath-taking views of the city. We enjoyed our trip to Prague completely.  We found the city to be beautiful, clean, friendly and safe.  John asked if I would return to Prague, and I said, “Yes” without hesitation. Beautiful, beautiful city!!!

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Graffiti or Art?

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Beautiful architecture
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City park without Graffiti

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Have a great day!

Enjoy!

~Nancy

 

 

 

Battlefields of Gettysburg

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John and I are very fortunate to live close to one of the most historical landmarks in Pennsylvania.  We visited Gettysburg last Forth of July weekend and were very impressed with this charming little town.

At that time we had only been riding horses for a short while and didn’t realize we could tour the battlefields on horseback.  So this year, we planned ahead and made reservations for a hotel and a horseback tour of the Gettysburg battlefields.

It is hard to imagine all of the men, women, children and animals that died on those battlefields so many years ago.  This guided tour was both awe-inspiring and breath-taking at the same time.  Here are some pictures from our ride.

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Beautiful animals
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John and I before the ride. His mount, Twister and my mount, Laurie.

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What a mane!

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Gorgeous scenery!

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Laurie wants to eat my shoe.
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The wheat fields were spectacular, but hard to take pictures while on a moving object.

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Our tour-guide told us that the round hole in the top of the barn was made by a cannon ball.  We believe him.
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Laurie, back at the campground, having a bite to eat.

If you have the opportunity, I highly recommend a trip to this beautiful little town in Pennsylvania.  Whether by horseback or on foot, it is a site to see.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  I know we will.

~Nancy