October 28th, 2021
Hight's Sabbatical Pictures

Part 28: Ostrava and back to Praha, 38-30 March 2008

Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic and host to a relatively new University (Ostrava University) where Paul gave a lecture about anarchism and I did one about the foundations of property rights. Here Paul is 'hamming' for the camera in the town square.

A picture of Ostrava's town square from the window in our university housing. The city is mostly an industrial center and thus not a tourist mecca, although some of the buildings and churches were nice.

Back in Praha for a final day on Sunday before we all returned to our respective homes. Another amazing building in Prague.

The 'Powder Tower' in Prague. I also got to see an organ where Mozart performed as a child (in the Klementium), just in case anyone was interested.

On Sundays many of the state public buildings are open (for free!) to tourists. So we visited the Czech Senat building. The building used to belong to Wallachstein (the defender of the faith against the Swedes in the Thirty Year's War in the 17th century) and is impressive on the inside.

On the far side of the castle is the Loreta Church. The church and grounds are beautiful, but it is famous for housing a solid gold starburst monstrance. I got to see it (no pictures were allowed).

Eventually we had to leave and our week in the Czech Republic ended. Our papers went well, I think, and we got to see 'the old country.'


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