|The Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed
Virgin Mary (1661), in the Lower Square, is a
monastery church of the Capuchin order.
|The Chapel of St. John Sarkander (1909)
right in front of my Hotel. Dedicated to a
local martyr killed on this spot.
|Interesting building down the
street from my Hotel.
|Denisova Street the main street
shows how quiet Moravia is during
the Czech National Holiday.
|A lonely tram runs down
Denisova looking for people.
Almost every shop was closed.
|Olomouc town hall (1444) is strangely
placed in the middle of the Main
Square (Horni Namesti).
|Olomouc kept its town fountains. This
one is the Caesar Fountain (1725),
the reputed founder of Olomouc.
|The Town Hall showing the
Portal and stair added in 1539
during the Renaissance.
|UNESCO World Heritage site
the Holy Trinity Column (1764)
in Horni Namesti.
|The Holy Trinity Column is 35m
high and is decorated in a style
known as Olomouc Baroque.
|The Town Hall with a view of the
Tower and the Astronomical Clock.
|The best of the Six Fountains is
the Mercury Fountain (1727).
|The Hercules Fountain (1687)
which used to stand where the
Trinity Column now rests.
|The Town Hall Astronomical Clock
(1519) was destroyed in WWII and
rebuilt in Socialist Realism Style (1947).
|A 3D Map of central Olomouc
sitting near the Astronomical
|The Caesar Fountain from the other
side. The men under his hooves
represent the Morava and Danube Rivers.
|July 5-6th, 2011
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|The Marian Plague column in
Dolni Namesti erected after the
plague of 1713-1715 passed.
|The Neptune Fountain (1683) in
the Dolni Namesti.
|The Marian Plague Column in
the Dolni Namesti (Lower Square).
|The Jupiter Fountain (1734)
located in the Dolni Namesti
|St. Moritz Church probably built
around 1492. The South Tower
(left) is older dating from 1402.
|The recently restored St.
Wenceslas Cathedral. Originally
built in 1131.
|The nave and organ of St.
|Beneath St Wenceslas Cathedral
where relics are kept and tombs.
|A tomb / Contemplation chamber
beneath St. Wenceslas Cathedral.
|The cupola roof of the Chapel of
St. John Sarkander.
|St. Michael's Church has been
on this spot since 1251 but the
current structure dates from 1892.
|The organ loft of St. Michael's
Church. The Church was eerily
|A copy of The Last Supper
painted on the ceiling of St.
|The spartan interior of the
Church of the Annunciation.
|Panorama of the Church of the
|Old looking building maybe a
|An odd statue by David Cerny of
a man hanging off of the Town
|The least interesting of the Six
Fountains of Olomouc is the
Tritons Fountain (1709).
|Church of the Virgin Mary of the
|The single nave of the Church of
the Virgin Mary of the Snows.
|Paintings in the Church of the Virgin
Mary of the Snows date from
consecration through the mid 1800s.
|The Organ and some of the
interior art in the Church of the
Virgin Mary of the Snows.
|Inside St. Moritz Church. The nave is 22m
wide and 54m high. The largest pipe organ
in central Europe was installed in 1745.
|The triptych behind the high altar
(1861) in St. Moritz Church.
|The double stair (up and down
wrap inside each other) up the
South Tower of St. Moritz.
|Town Hall and the Upper Square
from the top of the Tower of St.
|Moravia from the top of the
tower. Mountains to the north.
|A panorama with the Town Hall
and St. Michael's Church in the
|Palackeho Street from the top of
|Town Hall Tower. I am up higher
atop St. Moritz Church and the
Church Tower is free to climb.
|My hotel room at the Hotel
Arigone (just in front of the
|St. Moritz Church South Tower
where you can get a great view of
Olomouc for a donation.
|Empty streets of Olomouc. Off the
tourist track but also this was
during the Czech National
|All of the tourists in Olomouc
gather for the noon ringing of the
|Relaxing on the Upper Square in
a restaurant with a Pilsner Urquell.
|The Town Hall at night from my
Hotel Room. This camera did
not take good night shots.
|Folk Art on the walls of the Train
Station in Olomouc.