Saturday, 19 December 2009

Sledding in Havlíčkovy Sady

Christmas is coming, and for the local kids there's nothing better than sledding in Havlíčkovy Sady. The natural incline of the valley here makes a perfect luge track, but, as you can see, accidents do happen!

This picturesque park is immensely popular all year round, and it's hard to believe, looking at this and the photos to come later this week, that only a few months ago people were still enjoying the sunshine here and seeking shade under the trees.

Winter sports remain some of the most popular in the country, with plenty of good skiing to be had only an hour from Prague, and the Austrian resorts only a train ride away.

The national ice hockey team is one of the most successful in the world, lying sixth in international rankings, just below the USA. Vršovice has plenty of rinks, including one in a big indoor bubble just across on the other side of the Botič valley from where today's unfortunate subject tumbled off his sled.

3 comments:

Tulsa Gentleman said...

This was my usual sledding position. On my back or on my butt. Great shot.

Zsolt72 said...

very funny great shot!:)

Jilly said...

Love the shot. You really captured the perfect moment.

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