Photographer's Note

Not the best picture of mine, but first sunny opportunity to take a picture of my beloved town, where I was born, since I started posting to TE.
I took the picture in a hurry while walking with my students back to school from a theatre performance.
Have you ever tried to concentrate on composition while you have to watch 24 wild children? The result is here.

Holy Spirit Cathedral and White Tower in Hradec Kralove.
The cathedral was founded in 1303 by queen Elizabeth, wife of king Wenceslaus II.
Hradec Králové is first mentioned as a residential seat in the year 1086, a town on the rise at the confluence of the Elbe and the Orlice rivers is however indicated already in the year 1225 in a charter of the Czech king Přemysl Otakar I. In the 14th century Hradec Králové was one of the most significant towns of the Czech kingdom. One of the reasons for that was the fact that in the year 1306 it became a dowry-town and that in the local castle, destroyed by the Hussites in 1423, the Czech queens Elizabeth Ricienza and Elizabeth of Pomerania had their residence in their respective pariods of reign. The church of the Holy Spirit, a red-brick, Gothic, three-nave construction also dates back to those times. In the 16th century the town underwent a Renaissance reconstruction. The White Tower, built in the years 1574-1580, with the second largest bell in Bohemia - Augustin, became the new dominant feature.

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