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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Toilet Tuesdays: A Visit to Brno

How do you find a bathroom in the castle of a fortress on top of a hill in the middle of a town that offers a special trolley that serves beer while you sightsee?

I'm so glad you asked.

We ventured into the castle through this passageway.

We saw a sign indicating the "WC" was through these doors.  On first attempt, we were unable to open them, leading us to think that we had arrived too close to closing time and missed our opportunity.  However, due to our stellar spy skills, we noticed that someone came out of the doors a short time later.  We decided to give it another try and were successful.

You must think that you are smarter than the doors, even if you are slightly in awe of the fact that it is a huge fortress designed to keep people out.

Aren't the wooden doors elegant?

Now, I agree, this bathroom is pretty normal.  However, it really was quite a large bathroom.  I just couldn't figure out how to capture that with my amateur photography skills. 

(I have decided to hire my husband as the photographer for my blog.  This works out perfectly, except that I find many of my inspirations for the blog when he's not with me.) 

This window offered wonderful natural light to the bathroom experience as well as a view of the courtyard, including the chimes hung on the wall that sound at the top of the hour.  (Unfortunately I was not serenaded during my time in the bathroom.)

We visited Brno, Czech Republic on a Sunday afternoon and walked up to ┼ápilberk Castle right after a short downpour.  Thus, the green was very green, the sky was clearing out and the air was delightfully fresh with that after-rain smell that I love.

The park below the fortress was lovely with various meandering trails to explore and catch glimpses of the city below.

There were men working on (re?)constructing a guillotine and some other seemingly dangerous equipment.

We arrived near closing time, so didn't explore the museums, restaurant, cafe, theater and cathedral that are part of the huge fortress complex, but still quite enjoyed walking around, catching the views of Brno and exploring yet another interesting place in Central Europe.

If you're planning a trip to Brno, check out the official website for Špilberk here.

*You're not likely to see this face if you visit, just the castle in the background. ;)



  1. I think you could do a whole travel blog based on toilets! These always make me smile. Beautiful pictures, now I have to add Brno to my bucket list!

  2. You're probably right, Meredith! It was a beautiful day, which helped make the pictures look good! :D

  3. Still true- whenever you think too highly of yourself- remember- you can't open doors :) glad you got in.