Levoča

27 05 2009
Levoca

Levoca

We headed to the town of Levoča in northern Slovakia, after our time in the Malá Fatra Park.  On our way, Alexa had a stomach flew that resulted in a classic travel scenario, involving loading our bags onto a bus, getting tickets, sitting down, immediately barfing into a small plastic bag, getting off the bus by the back door, more public humiliation and a trash can (one of those times where you are too ill to care), and then getting back on the bus before it left with our bags, clutching a new plastic bag as the nausea continued.

Town hall

Town hall

We got to the very nice town of Levoča and, fortunately, found a nice place to stay before there were any more incidents.  Alexa rested the rest of the day and is now feeling better after her 24-hour stomach flu.  Levoča is another Saxon town, settled at the request of the Hungarian kings of old to provide a buffer from Mongol invasions from the east.  The small town of 14,400 people consists of an intact walled-medieval core that is very nice.  One can see the green fields and hillsides from most of the streets as they lead out of town.  The famous carved alter (the work the much acclaimed Master Pavel) at the church is a major attraction, and really embodies some impressive woodworking, with complex inlay work and detailing.

Now we are off to see the Spiss Castle, one of the largest in Slovakia.

***click to enlarge***

Cage of shame

Cage of shame

Carving tool

Carving tool

Carving

Carving

Town gate

Town gate

Old house

Old house


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2 responses

27 05 2009
Mike

With Jason’s knee and Alexa’s stomach problems sounds like all the excitement you can stand for awhile. Good to know all is better. Have enjoyed reading your history of the region.

27 05 2009
Grammy&Grandad

Loving your wonderful pictures and description of places we have never known about. History and geography have been my favorite subjects. Hope you are both feeling much better.

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