And go through an arched gate:
To a fabulous town square lined with Renaissance architecture:
I especially like this dramatic building with its sgraffito facade in which the plaster is scraped away to form a design. Click on the photo to get a better look.
Covered, colorful arcades join the buildings, providing shelter for shoppers.
This remarkable building appears not to have been recently restored. I love the soft colors, the lovely corner turret with its tiled roof as well as the momentary sense that I'm glimpsing history.
An ornate pump:
Judging from this sign, the Czech language looks remarkably similar to English...just add a 'y.'
I'm always impressed by the artistic expressions in the Czech Republic. Paper cutouts of buildings on the town square decorated this door:
And hay bales were turned into a bucolic vignette along the roadside: