Thursday, January 21, 2010

Prague, Hradik Karlove, & Valasske Mezinci
Czech Republic


It is the coldest winter in Prague in 17 years. Snow on pitched roofs melts during the day and freezes at night. Falling ice becomes a hazard for pedestrians, so sidewalks are blocked and men (upper left) perch on the roofs shoveling snow and ice onto the sidewalks below.

Hradik Karlove

Sarah is a child of a large, extended Deaf family. Her mother was the first Deaf teacher in the Czech Republic. At 3 she is already a wonderful host, making sure we are well supplied with cheese puffs.

Seve, left, is from Hungary. The gathering is an occasion for great conversation as he talks with, left to right, Sarah's great grandmother, father, mother and sister.

It is cold. The temperature drop as low as -11 degrees Celsius (12 degrees Fahrenheit as we leave Hradik Karlove ...

Valasske Mezinci

... we arrive late in the evening at a small comfortable hotel in Valasske Mezinci where our innkeeper waited up to greet us.
Photographs taken with a Canon 5D Mark II

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