home thoughts from abroad

Home thoughts from abroad is a new series on Travel Words featuring a single photograph that reminds me of a country visited and showing something that uniquely identifies it as being ‘abroad’.

“Keeping a watchful eye out…”

A day trip from Prague in a cold October took me to Český Krumlov a town dominated by a large castle. After visiting the castle and having a typical Czech lunch in a restaurant in the square we were left to our own devices for a couple of hours. I immediately left the rest of the group and went wandering around the streets seeking interesting things to photograph. I was not disappointed. With its cobbled streets, quirky shops and architecture, the town is a tourist’s delight. As we departed in the late afternoon snow flakes began to fall…

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

11 thoughts on “home thoughts from abroad”

  1. Despite the policeman looking vaguely ‘familiar’, the Czech writing on the shop easily identifies this one as ‘abroad’.
    Nice one, Jude.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  2. You know I was thinking the other day, I can’t remember the last time I saw a police officer on the street in this country, but I have in other countries. Nice shot Jude.

  3. Great shot. It makes me want to write though bubbles. Is he profiling the two other figures??? I’m not as mellow about policemen as some.

  4. I had always intended to visit this place, but it never happened….it looks my kind of place to explore and take photographs

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