Halloween Special: collection of b&w photos of Vysehrad Cemetery in Prague

phortun
phortun @phortunOctober 2019 · 3 min read

Hi there my Steemian friends and followers!

With this year´s Halloween just around the corner, I promised to come up with some thematic posts here on my blog and I prepared one for you today ;)

During my last visit to Prague, the capital city of my beautiful Czech homeland, I spent a few hours at the Vysehrad Fortress, one of my very favorite places in the city. Built probably as early as in 10th century, the Vysehrad Fortress is an impressive historic fort located some 3 km (1.9 mi) southeast of the famous Prague Castle, on a hill right above the right bank of the Vltava River.

There are two major landmarks to be found at the Vysehrad Fortress - the magnificent St. Peter and Paul´s Basilica, a majestic neo-Gothic church, and the Vysehrad Cemetery, one of the most important and beautiful cemeteries in Prague as well as in all Czech Republic.

The origins of the Vysehrad Cemetery date back to the 13th century when it was established as a regular municipal cemetery. In 1869, however, the site was "upgraded" to a national cemetery that has been serving as the last resting place of many prominent figures of the Czech history.

Occupying a total area of almost 1 hectare, the Vysehrad Cemetery is currently home to remains of more than 600 notable Czech people ranging from politicians, scientists and sportsmen to artists, writers, actors and many others. Most of the graves have remarkably large and interestingly decorated tombstones, which only adds to the very special atmosphere of this place.

During my last visit to the Vysehrad Cemetery, the weather was unusually nice and sunny, which is actually not the best background for a cemetery photo shooting so to make the photos a bit more spooky and melancholic, I decided to put them in monochrome.

Without further ado, let me now take you on a little eerie tour around the Vysehrad Cemetery through these 13 photos that I took there just a couple of weeks ago.


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I hope you enjoyed this Halloween special from the Vysehrad Cemetery in Prague. How about you my fellow Steemians, have you also taken any spooky photos lately? Or do you have any photos of a cemetery? If so, feel free to share them in the comment section below, I would love to see them.

Also, if you are a fan of scary stuff, make sure to check out my post about the famous Mexican holiday Dia de Muertos that I wrote last year. It is one of my best posts on Steem :)




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Pěkné záběry hřbitova ;)
Tady je menší kolekce mých fotek. Hřbitov u sv. Jiří, jeho márnice a přízrak kovboje, což je můj stín při západu slunce ve světle pouliční lampy...

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phortun
phortun @phortunOctober 2019

Pěkné snímky s lehce mrazivým nádechem :) Ta poslední je ale jak z hororu :D To máš na zádech kytaru? :D


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:-) Na zádech mám plátěný vak a laso :-) A v ruce kolt na kapslíky :-)


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phortun
phortun @phortunOctober 2019

Aha, takže fakt kovboj :) Pěkně strašidelný ale :D


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Ve skutečnosti to byl Limonádový Joe :D


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Wow, that Mexican holiday Dia de Muertos is literally epic! And you've got a well-deserved reward for it :)
Also, the b&w pictures will always give you some feelings that a coloured photo will never do, and these pictures from the cemetery are really in theme with the Halloween coming up :)


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phortun
phortun @phortunOctober 2019

Thanks for checking out that post, it really is one of my favorite (and best too I guess :D). Well back then, the price was different and I think I also used bid bots on that post to make sure it would get some publicity, hence the large payout ;)

I am glad you enjoyed this post too! Are you also planning something spooky for Halloween? A post about the Bran Castle would be awesome :D


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To be honest, I never took part in any Halloween party because we don't celebrate it over here, but there are most of the pubs which use that kind of decorations. I visited Bran Castle when I was very young and I don't have any kind of memories from there except what's in my head, should visit it one day again though.
But there is other castle over here who might look scary enough - at least the interior of it due to all the mannequins :)
That is also my post with the biggest rewards from all time, but without any kind of bid bods as I never used them :D https://steemit.com/travelfeed/@gabrielatravels/let-s-travel-together-58-corvinilor-castle-castelul-corvinilor
Also, if you have discord, could you ping me up in the chat? This is my username: GabrielaTravels#0104





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phortun
phortun @phortunOctober 2019

I totally hear you, we don´t celebrate Halloween either (well, at least most people) because we have our own tradition and that is the All Saints Day that has been observed here for centuries. But the theme is very similar to Halloween.

Your post about the Corvinilor Castle is amazing! And the reward looks great :) Two years ago, those were sweet times on Steem :D

Just sent you a discord friend request ;)


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phortun
phortun @phortunOctober 2019

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Yea ~ Graveyards are always a Blessing ~ ✨ ~ :)


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