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Vyssi Brod

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by pictor, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. pictor

    pictor SC All-Pro

    Jul 14, 2010
    Vyssi Brod is a small Czech town with a very well known monastery. The monastery is quite old and has once seen much better times. The beautiful parts are known quite well, therefore let me show some other parts of the monastery.

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  2. pictor

    pictor SC All-Pro

    Jul 14, 2010
    Today there are only six monks left. This monastery saw quite rough times in the last century. During World War II Nazi Germany hid much of their looted art there. After the war the monastery was closed by the communists a second time.

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  3. pictor

    pictor SC All-Pro

    Jul 14, 2010
    In earlier times the monastery was quite autonomous. The monks did not have to leave the monastery, everything was made inside, even a brewery was there.

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  4. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    "seen much better times", you can say that again. Lets hope the remaining monks have found some rooms to inhabit where the windows haven't fallen out yet, otherwise it's going to be a drafty existence.

    Barrie
     
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  5. pictor

    pictor SC All-Pro

    Jul 14, 2010
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  6. pictor

    pictor SC All-Pro

    Jul 14, 2010
    These photographs were taken in the part of the monastery, in which the condition of the buildings is so bad that these should be impossible to be used. There are some nicer parts and I assume the remaining monks are living there.
     
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  7. PapaDee

    PapaDee SC Regular

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Springfield, Virginia USA
    David
    Thanks for telling the story.
     
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