Monday, July 7, 2008

Veletrusy palace


We visited Veletrusy palace on Saturday. It looks quite lovely from a distance, and up close too. This view hides all the scaffolding on the other side. Most people come for the grounds, rather than the palace -- it's an English-style park, with walking/biking paths everywhere. The palace is on the river, so we crossed at least one stream and had to drag V away. She loves rocks in general and especially loves to throw them in water. Once we pulled her away from the bridge, she kept filling her hands up with more rocks until she could hardly walk due to the concentration required to keep hold on all the rocks. Good entertainment value. I remember M being fascinated with throwing rocks in the water, too, maybe all kids are at this age.

The hippo pictures are from here in Prague -- from a playground in Letna park. Letna is on the opposite side of the river from us. This part of the park is very close to the metronome, yes, a huge metronome on a hill facing the river. The metronome replaced a monstrously expensive monument to Stalin that the Czechs pulled down after the fall of communism.

The green pics are back at the Veletrusy palace. Check the crown in V's hair, made out of grass. M got a kick out of picking grass to help me make it, but soon lost interest and went back to playing ball and hitting anything and everything with a very long stick. I love the picture in the stroller. She's smiling in later pics, but the expression is priceless here.

5 comments:

Susan said...

Great pictures. Thanks as always. Where is Veletrusy Palace?

Morgan said...

It's kind of on the way to Nathan's factory, so north of town.

Susan said...

I'd love to see that the next time I come, especially if you can go inside.

Kathi and Ryan said...

Ok, so I know this is SO weird for some stranger to be posting on your blog. BUT, I've been looking all over for the I Am a Child of God/I Believe in Christ arrangement (Testimony) by Steven Smith, and it's no longer on his site. So, I googled it and your post from January popped up. Do you happen to have the music still? The easy or hard one will be fine. If you do, would you mind emailing it to me? My sister is directing her choir and really wants to do this piece, but she no longer has the music. My email is katgraychick at yahoo dot com. Like I said, I know this is really weird, and I hope it's okay for me to ask this here. Thanks!

Morgan said...

I'm pretty sure I have a copy still, Kathi. I'll send you an email about it. Thanks for asking!