Friday, October 04, 2019

Wendy meanders in Cesky Krumlov ..

Wendy writes: “When maneuvering over rough cobbles, you spend a lot of time looking down. And the reward is seeing the most beautiful manhole covers! The first one is Prague’s “lesser” coat of arms. There are three towers, and if you zoom in, you’ll see a hand with a sword emerging from the city gate. Apparently the arm symbolizes Prague’s effective defense of Charles Bridge against the Swedish army during  the thirty years war.    The 2nd one is the  Český Krumlov coat of arms. It shows the city wall with an open gate, and the five-petaled rose which is ubiquitous here and honors the Rosenberg family who were pivotal to the development of the town and castle.

Then Wendy visited a special exhibit at Cesky Krumlov's Regional museum & she writes

"Never, in my wildest dreams, did I expect to see an exhibition that would feature American Indians! Here is a quote from their poster".

The vast plains of North America, full of wildlife. The sun, setting behind the Rocky Mountains. The free life of the American Indians. This world fascinates us so much that it has become our lifelong hobby. We humbly admire the Indian way of life and their view of the world. We patiently look for methods, testing ways to process natural materials in the same way. We are fascinated by the connections of natural raw materials with the new materials imported by the white merchants, be they beads, fabrics, or horse harnesses. Most of all, we are interested in everyday life in a teepee. For a few weeks of the year, we renounce the achievements of civilization and live like the free Indians, closer to nature and to ourselves. This exhibition presents the life of bison hunters and warriors from the North American Great Plains in the period of 1840-1880.”
A bison ????


Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

Wendy is certainly seeing things that most of us wait to put on our bucket list. Maybe we need cobblestones to slow us down a bit and those manhole covers are works of art.
Encouraging how other cultures revere the American Indians that we did our best to obliterate.

7:06 AM  
Blogger Marie Smith said...

An unusual exhibit to see in that place but a great one.

8:10 AM  

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