2015 Travels – Moravia

In May I went with a small group from the UK Textile Society on a tour of Moravia – one of the three historical regions of the Czech Republic (the others being Bohemia and Czech Silesia).  I’ve already written blog entries about one of the fascinating towns we visited – Olomouc, and its astronomical clock – but here are some more pictures of the trip in the form of a photo book I’ve put together. Click here.

The handsome city appearing in the last few pages is Brno – the capital of Moravia. A highlight of the tour was visiting the Modernist Villa Tugendhat in Brno, designed by Mies van der Rohe. I’ve added a link to the virtual tour but really you have to be there to appreciate the beauty of every material and detail in the house – from the light switches to the silver-lined keyholes on the desk drawers to the extraordinary onyx wall that survived the ravages of the 20th-century, hidden behind bricks and undetected by successive armies of occupation.

A textile-related highlight was a visit to the Slovacke Museum in Uherské Hradiště. Here are some images showing examples of folk dress from that area.

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2 Responses to 2015 Travels – Moravia
  1. Margaret Beith
    May 16, 2016 | 11:17 am

    It’s nice to see pictures of Olomouc. It’s such a beautiful and important historical city that should be better known. Your pictures of the clock are particularly good.

  2. Molly Miles, Portland, Oregon
    June 2, 2016 | 2:59 am

    Your photographs of the regional dress in Moravia vividly represent the artistry of the weavers, the dyers, the tailors and the embroiders. Thank you for posting a recap of your tour.

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