České Budějovice and Jan Žižka in Trocnov, Czech Republic

The bells, going up the black tower

The bells, going up the black tower

View of the town from the black tower (beffroi in French) I

View of the town from the black tower (beffroi in French) I

View of the town from the black tower (beffroi in French) II

View of the town from the black tower (beffroi in French) II

View of the town from the black tower (beffroi in French) III

View of the town from the black tower (beffroi in French) III

Main square, from the black tower

Main square, from the black tower

Main square, ground level

Main square, ground level

A church and its wall

A church and its wall

Church window

Church window

Nice colours

Nice colours

People hurrying to work and looking unhappy

People hurrying to work and looking unhappy

Safes outside the bank

Safes outside the bank

On the way to my friend Žižka

On the way to my friend Žižka

And suddely, there was Žižka

And suddely, there was Žižka

My trumpet chatting with Žižka

My trumpet chatting with Žižka

Žižka in his lively surrounding

Žižka in his lively surrounding

The bells, going up the black towerView of the town from the black tower (beffroi in French) IView of the town from the black tower (beffroi in French) IIView of the town from the black tower (beffroi in French) IIIMain square, from the black towerMain square, ground levelA church and its wallChurch windowNice coloursPeople hurrying to work and looking unhappySafes outside the bankOn the way to my friend ŽižkaAnd suddely, there was ŽižkaMy trumpet chatting with ŽižkaŽižka in his lively surrounding

Trocnov is a small village near České Budějovice. I went there because I wanted to see a giant statue of a Middle-Ages national communist hero, Jan Žižka. This statue is in the middle of the wood, two kilometers from the road, and there is almost nothing else. Also, my host told me, when she was 9 or 10 years old, during the communist time, all the kids from the schools in the area had to do a cross-country run that started and ended at the statue. That sounded interesting enough to me, so I went there (and ended up walking A LOT that day)!

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