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September 1992

Turning back the hands of time...


That's me in the red and white polo shirt. Next to me and not really helping lift the tree is my good friend Ivan Benda. Ivan is a lifelong motorcyclist and inhabitant of Brno.

The story behind this picture is folklore. In the harvest time in many village and towns across the country (and no doubt elsewhere in Europe) a tree is hoisted in the town square. It is (was) all done using manpower and the tree if lifted and then chocked as it goes up and the trunk slides into a hole in the ground. At the time I had no real idea why we were doing it. It seemed like a good idea at the time of the visit to Lanžhot

Plus of course, everyone was enjoying the free bubbling wine still in its first fermentation know locally as burčák. I over indulged and didn't eat enough but luckily by Monday I was able to teach okay!

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Posted by InvictaMoto 17:13 Archived in Czech Republic Tagged lanžhot burčák

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