Vysehrad cemetery is a sculpture garden

The cathedral in Vysehrad Cemetery, Prague, Czech RepublicStroll with me through the Vysehrad Cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic — the serene final resting place for many, including famous illustrator Alphonze Mucha. His simple polished gravestone was in a place of prominence, but it in no way reflected his art nouveau creativity that romanced with the world.

The gravestones reflected decades of spiritual, artistic and political influence. Adornments ranged from angels, skulls, bronze figureheads,  Communist-blocky headstones, and life-size sculptures of weeping women.

Note the date presentation on some of the gravestones (for example, see Adolf Kahler). The four digits of the year are divided in half by the day/month arranged like a fraction.

 

 

Gravestones, Vysehrad Cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic

Mourning sculpture, Vysehrad Cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic

Gravestone, Vysehrad Cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic

Sculpture, Vysehrad Cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic

Adolf Kahler gravestone, Vysehrad Cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic

Artur Pacak gravestone, Vysehrad Cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic

Christ, gravestone, Vysehrad Cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic

Gravestones, Vysehrad Cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic

Christ, gravestone, Vysehrad Cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic

Angel, gravestone, Vysehrad Cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic

Rodina Mildova, gravestone, Vysehrad Cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic

Skull gate, Vysehrad Cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic

Gravestones, Vysehrad Cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic

Troster gravestone, Vysehrad Cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic

Gravestone, Vysehrad Cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic

Gravestones, Vysehrad Cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic
Arcade, Vysehrad Cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic

Vltava River view from Vysehrad Cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic
The Vysehrad Cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic, is perched high on a hill overlooking the Vltava River.

 

About Kristine K. Stevens

Book Cover200Kristine is the author of "If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It Isn't Big Enough: A Solo Journey Around the World." This nonfiction book tells the story of how she sold her house, quit her job and traveled around the world.

Kirkus Book Review: "... Stevens makes a friendly, relatable narrator ... plenty of colorful stories to make this an enjoyable, inspiring read... An often sweet memoir about finding oneself in many different places."


Next travel book to spotlight Iceland

25817249396_f6c787ef9f_z Kristine broke free from a desk job once again, and this time ended up volunteering in the far corners of Iceland!

Details about the release of this book will be posted on Facebook.

 

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