A different aspect of the newly-restored pavilion (Czech 'pavilon') in Havlíčkovy Sady, this time looking from the south. As you can see, it's a most unusual building, but what really stands out is the painted panel above the door. I've been unable to determine what exactly is going in in the three paintings: this one looks like a market scene, but the others (like the one in closeup below) have the character of a story from legend. As soon as I can, I shall post my findings in this blog.
Even so, this mock-mediaeval picture puts me in mind of a story. This evening in the local boozer, my friend Jan (an archer) told me that there's an expression in the sport, 'a Robin Hood shot', which refers to the splitting of one arrow by another. With modern equipment - a metal and carbon fibre arrow - this feat is apparently more common than you might think, but still pretty impressive. He showed me on his mobile phone a picture of a successful 'Robin Hood shot' of his own. I now believe this must be possible.
As a matter of interest, I am including this link to an article from Česká Televize (Czech TV) about the reconstruction of this building. If you're unfamiliar with Czech, you can always run it through Google Translate to get the details, but the pictures tell the story pretty effectively, especially the one of the pavilion prior to reconstruction, a sad affair overgrown with weeds; and that of the interior of the historic bowling alley (see yesterday's post).